Welcome to the NCAER website!


About AER:

AER is the only international membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to the professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults. Our membership is comprised of almost 4,000 professionals who provide services to people with visual impairments.

AER provides professionals with:

  • Access to several publications including JVIB
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Conferences
  • Advocacy on a National Level
  • Member benefitsincluding hotel and rental car discounts, as well as Professional Liability Insurance opportunities

Our Local NCAER Chapter participates and supports:

  • The North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness (NCCVIB)
  • Mini grants for projects or activities that professionals may be interested in pursuing


For more information and to join, click here.


On the Radar

  • Innovation Project Mini-grants: 

To all NC AER chapter members,

  • Would you like to attend the 2019 North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness, but don't have the extra money to pay for registration?
  • Would you like to sign up to participate in an exciting Perkins webinar, but don't have the extra funds to support the cost?
  • Would you love to be able to purchase a vision simulators kit so you can help to raise awareness of individuals with visual impairment?
  • Would you be interested in organizing a special learning opportunity for students with visual impairment, but don't know how to cover the cost?

Don't miss out on the NC AER Mini-Grant opportunity, which offers up to $500 in member grants per year! Grants will be awarded in amounts of $100 to $250 for each member currently involved in the education or rehabilitation of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Ideas of how to use the money is endless!

Mini Grant Rubric 

Submit your Innovative Project Grant application today.

Application opens November 14, 2018 and closes April 14, 2019.



NCCVIB Conference

North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness - March 3-5, 2019 - Ashville Crowne Plaza
Theme:  Technology Now!  

Join the NCAER-Network Listserv

To be included in NCAER's exclusive listserv (NCAER-Network), which allows for reciprocal conversation and connection, follow the steps below to join. If you have questions, contact  Jack Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


1.  Go to Google Groups and search for NCAER-network, and then apply to the group; or
2.  visit  https://groups.google.com/d/forum/NCAER-network and apply to the group from that page.