Welcome to Virginia AER!

Welcome to the Virginia AER!



We are excited to bring the 2018 Virginia AER Conference to either a southwest or central location in the Commonwealth of Virginia!! Please stay tuned for more information about this Virginia AER only conference!!

We are looking for volunteers for the 2018 Conference Committee- this is a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the field and assist in putting together a conference for your peers! Please email Valery Herring at valeryherring@yahoo.com if you would be interested in helping on next year’s conference committee.

Below is the link from the archived joint conference with AFB. Thank you to all who took the time to answer the survey put out by Meg Walker; this information is being reviewed and will be used to bring you a top rate conference in 2018!!





There is now a Virginia AER facebook page entitled Virginia AER. This fb is another option for our members to stay connected with what is going on in Virginia!




Virginia AER's mission is to empower, encourage, and educate professionals
who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation
of blind and visually impaired children and adults

Scroll down for information about:

  • 2017 Joint AFB Leadership & Virginia AER Conference
  • The Barbara McCarthy Scholarship- It's time to apply!
  • Scholarship Fundraising Contest
  • Virginia AER Grants & Stipend Dates
  • Join the Virginia Chapter of AER
  • Winners!





Are you a STUDENT enrolled in an area of study that directly supports people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind? VA AER offers scholarships to eligible graduate and/or undergraduate students.


Application and information on Scholarships, Grants & Stipend Resource Page




SCHOLARSHIP Fundraising Contest!

Go to the Scholarships, Grants & Stipend Resource Page for more information!!




 New Quarterly Awards Dates for Virginia AER Chapter’s

Grants and Stipends

Check your calendars and submit your completed application!

Virginia AER wants to empower you to bring your project idea or training goal to fruition.  Download these newly revised applications today!



For more information, go to the

Scholarship, Grants & Stipends

Resource Page



Wonder what AER can do for you?

Check out this video to find out!

Join the Virginia Chapter of AER Now


Winner of the Mason Award of Service is Julie Lee Kay and the Dominion Award of Excellence is Karen Walker!



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