Chapter News


Jessica A. Williams was awarded the 2016 BDS Scholarship during the AER Alabama Chapter Annual Conference. This year's scholarship was in the amount of $2,500.

Jessica became blind eight years ago. She thought her chances of returning to college were nonexistent however she now leads a full life in spite of blindness. Jessica stated that she feels AER’s mission to “support professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to persons with visual impairments” closely aligns with her personal mission. “My mission is simple - I want to make a difference in the world for those who are blind and visually impaired so they may feel empowered and successful.” As the National Federation of the Blind states in the NFB motto, “blindness is not a characteristic that defines you or your future.” I hope to embody the missions of AER and NFB every day by raising the expectations of blind people so we can all live the life we want."

Congratulations! – Jessica Williams

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"AER International Honors – Joe Helm, AER Treasurer, as the first recipient of the “Richard L. Welsh, Chapter Leadership Award" at the AER International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, on July 22, 2016.

Welsh Award - Click here

"AER International Honors – Dr. John Mascia, AIDB President, with the “John H. McAulay Award" at the AER International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, on July 22, 2016.

McAulay Award - Click here

"National Easter Seals Honors - Joe Helm, AER Treasurer"

Joe Helm - Click Here

"A Story worth Telling...A Heartfelt Thank You to Charlie Carroll and Alabama BEP Vendors"

"Charlie" Carroll - Click Here

Memorial - Greg Rowe  Memorial - Charles "Charlie" LeRoy Carroll

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Alabama Chapter