Welcome to AER Division 17

Welcome to the Illinois AER Website

2017 IAER Vision Conference

February 16-17, 2017


Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, Illinois 60563


Call for Papers Now Open!

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The Illinois AER Presents:

Key Strategies for TVI's and O&M's When Children Have Multiple Impairments

featuring Millie Smith

February 15, 2017


For more information, click on the IEAR Announcement link:

IAER Announcement PDF

IAER Announcement Word



Do you want to go to Space Camp? Illinois Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (IAER) offerings a scholarship! Each year, IAER sends once student to SCI-VIS (Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. SCI-VIS gathers academically oriented, visually impaired students, from around the world. Braille, large print, low vision devices, CCTV’s, refreshable braille displays, synthetic speech, and support from certified teachers of the visually impaired are available during this week to allow the best experience for children with visual impairments.

While at SCI-VIS, students live in a simulated space station called Habitat 1. They have the opportunity to practice their leadership and teamwork abilities as they prepare for two Space Shuttle missions.


Space Camp is open to students from 4th grade (age 10) through high school.  There are four separate programs available, including Space Camp, Aviation Challenge (Mach I, II, & III), Space Academy, and Advanced Academy. Aviation Challenge, Space Academy and Space Camp cost $795, while the cost for Advanced Academy is $895.

This year's scholarship window is closed, but keep checking our website for the most up-to-date information about apply for the 2017 SCI-VIS!

Space Camp 2016 Application - Word

Space Camp 2016 Application - PDF



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