AER-Alabama Chapter Members:

I hope you are all staying well! Unfortunately, due to the continuing issues related to the Coronavirus, the Alabama AER Chapter was not able to present its 37 th Annual face-to-face training conference planned for October 2020. 

The Board of Directors held its Annual Business Meeting online via Zoom, October 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Some fifty members and interested persons attended.

Highlights included:

Julie Brock, Scholarship Chair, Presentation of BDS Scholarship to Jennifer Reeves

Jack Harrison, Chapter Membership increased from 44 to 53, Recruitment Incentive offered in 2021.

Dr. Derrick Smith, District V Rep., reported on AER efforts to increase the Director.

Division Reports were presented for: Business Enterprise Program, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Teachers of the Visually impaired, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.

Curtis Glisson & Joe Helm presented the Audit & Treasurer’s Report. The Alabama AER Chapter’s bank statements, IRS 990 Tax Filing, 2019 Financial Report to AER, and its statement of revenue and expenses through October 8, 2020 were reviewed, with the Chapter deemed to be financially healthy and stable.

Jane Elizabeth Burdeshaw, Commissioner, ADRS and Dr. John Mascia, President, AIDB presented updates regarding issues impacting their organizations.

The Board is also considering possible online training opportunities that may be made available to members in the Spring of 2021. Of course, we expect the 38 th Annual Conference scheduled for the DoubleTree Hilton at Perimeter Park, Birmingham, Alabama October 13, 14, 15, of 2021 to be a DOOZIE!

Thank you for your continued support of the Alabama AER Chapter. Look for more information about the “Online Training Offerings and the 2021 Annual Training Conference” in the coming months. Stay safe!

Stephen M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

President, AER-Alabama Chapter

Under the Awards Tab on this website list the various award categories that our Alabama Chapter presents to fellow members or others in order to recognize their effort and contributions…let’s make 2021….the year that we all take the time to “catch folks doing things right…and acknowledge their efforts and contributions by nominating folks to be recognized”!

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