Chapter News


Veronica Harrington was awarded the 2017 BDS Scholarship during the AER Alabama Chapter Annual Conference. This year's scholarship was in the amount of $2,500 along with a one-year student membership in AER.

Veronica’s interest in blindness was influenced by spending lots of time with her cousin James Kelly who was born blind. James attended the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega where he learned many skills to live independently. Veronica stated that she “was forever grateful to every instructor, student and peer that helped James live a successful life”.

Veronica’s career goal is to obtain a Master’s degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and a Certificate in Low Vision Therapy from Salus University. Through her professional training she desires to help her blind and visually impaired clients learn the skills and strategies necessary to enable each individual reach their maximum independence and personal goals. She stated ”I want to do everything I can to be a successful VRT and LVT in the State of Alabama.”

Congratulations! – Veronica Harrington!

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BDS 2016 Scholarship Recipient - Jessica E. Williams - Click here

"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