Welcome to NYS AER
The New York State Chapter of AER (NYSAER) is a strong chapter with about 300 members. NYSAER strives to promote the education and rehabilitation of individuals of all ages in New York State who are blind and visually impaired. We strive to provide activities, service, and opportunities for the professional growth to its members and the individuals we serve.
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Save The Date!
NYSAER Annual Conference – 2017
“Communication for Independence”
Sunday, October 22nd – Tuesday, October 24th
The Marriott – Albany
189 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Registration Information Coming Soon…
2017 Nominations for NYSAER Board of Directors
Nominations for the 2017 NYSAER Board of Directors are now being sought. Serving on the NYSAER Board of Directors is a good way to be involved in your chapter, influence the future of the organization, and meet other professionals in your field.
Any current NYSAER member is eligible to serve for a three-year term. There are three board meetings a year (one held at the conference).
Consider running and nominating your associates for the Board of NYSAER. Fill out the nomination form and return it to Sharon Schwalm by June 30, 2017.
Those interested, should send a paragraph long bio informing members about yourself and a statement of why you will be an asset to the NYSAER board of directors. If you have any questions, please e-mail Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org
NYSAER Space Camp Scholarship
Sept. 23-28, 2016 in Huntsville, Alabama (travel home 9/29/2017)
Applications Deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2017
Please send the completed scholarship application to:
In 2008, NYSAER began supporting Braille Challenge winners in New York State who were selected to participate in the Braille Challenge finals in Los Angeles, by offering mini-grant scholarships to students. The National Braille Institute sponsors the annual Braille Challenge program, which is an academic contest designed to motivate school-age Braille readers to excel in reading and writing Braille.
NYSAER will be awarding up to $250.00 for a student(s) to help finance the cost of expenses when attending the competition.
Please send the completed application to no later than Friday, May 19th, 2017.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 NYSAER Awards!
To learn more about the Award recipients and 2017 nomination process, go to the Awards/Membership page
NYSAER is proud to announce the availability of scholarships for adults entering the vision profession and program grants for students interested in attending Space Camp and the Braille Challenge Finals.
Nominations are now being sought for the NYSAER Board of Directors
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