Welcome

We are the Pennsylvania-Delaware (Penn-Del) Chapter of The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (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.

Penn-Del AER develops and promotes professional excellence through support of those who provide services to people with visual impairments. AER members make a difference in the vision community. Explore our website to see how we can support you.

AER International has recently updated the Code of Ethics. We are happy to share this with you. Code of Ethics for AER

Visit the main AER International site here

AER International

5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 600

Alexandria VA 22315

Phone: 703-671-4500

For general information contact Penn-Del AER

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Join us for our 3-session Webinar Series:

"Building Resilience: Leading and Learning

Our Way Through 2020 and Beyond"

Session 1: May 19, 2020

Session 2: June 3, 2020

Session 3: June 17, 2020

Registration is required for each session to receive a webinar link.

Download an informational flyer that has been updated and includes registration links

for Sessions 2 and 3 from our Leadership page.


Virtual Penn-Del AER Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm


You are cordially invited

2020 Penn-Del AER Virtual Awards Event

Thursday, April 23, 2020

6:30 pm

Zoom Link and Password Details

Sign into Zoom no later than 6:20 pm please

Join us as we recognize and honor the 2020 Penn-Del AER Awards and Scholarship Recipients

• Penn-Del AER Richard L. Welsh Service Award: Shelly Faust-Jones, Private Contractor

• Elinor Long Educator of the Year Award: Stacy Howard, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

• Student Scholarship Award: Patricia Ascenzo and Laura Przybyla, both are University of Pittsburgh Graduate Students

*Consider sending a congratulatory message to each of the recipients by clicking on linked name.

*The event will be recorded and made available on the Penn-Del AER website for viewing.


Important Conference Announcement

The Penn-Del AER Conference Planning Committee regrets the unfortunate need to cancel our 2020 Penn-Del AER Conference.

This difficult decision was made out of an abundance of caution during this time of public health concern and is based on the Pennsylvania Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We will inform presenters, exhibitors, and the conference registrants of the cancellation via email and eblast. The Best Western Hotel has indicated that they will cancel all reservations made under the Penn-Del AER room block. All registration fees will be refunded fully by the Penn-Del AER Chapter. We appreciate the support and understanding of our speakers, exhibitors, attendees and we invite all of you to join us for the 2021 Penn-Del AER Conference.

We are very disappointed not to hold our 2020 conference, which promised to be another outstanding event, and we apologize for any inconvenience cancelling the conference may cause. We hope to see you on April 21-23, 2021, at the Best Western Premier the Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg, PA.