On behalf of the Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NE/AER), the Officers, Board Members at Large, Committee Chairs and members, Division Chairs, and members – we welcome your visit to our website!

The Northeast chapter is an international chapter that includes Quebec and the Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador) in Canada, and the six New England States (Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont). We strive to have representatives on our board from all of our locations. If you are interested in becoming involved, please reach out at info [at]

The Mission of the Northeast Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NE/AER) is to support professionals who provide education and rehabilitation to individuals with visual impairments. This includes offering members Continuing Education and Professional Development via workshops, conferences, networking opportunities, and excellence recognition. NE/AER also provides public advocacy for its members, the vision profession as a whole, and the individuals who are impacted by these services. Our vision is to strive to reach the highest standards of knowledge and excellence through member benefits and services.

Here you will find information about our chapter, news and activities that we are involved in or are planning. On the side of this page, you will find links to any new information or time sensitive material. Please check back with us often so that you don't miss anything! You will also find contact information for our Board of Directors as well as our Committee and Division Chairs. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments that you might have.

NE/AER 2023 Conference

Strong Roots...Many Routes

Joint AVRT and NE/AER Annual Conference

Portland, Maine

November 1-3, 2023

Registration is now open! 

You may book your hotel room at the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks using this link to reserve rooms


The Information and Technology Division has establishing a quarterly Coffee Table Discussion Group called Ask NEAER. The purpose of the group is to provide our membership with an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge from their peers in the field of visual impairment on a variety of topics brought to the group by our membership.

If you are interested in joining the group meeting please send an email to AskNEAER [at] (AskNEAER[at]gmail[dot]com) stating “Sign Me Up” in the subject line. You will receive information about the Zoom Meeting prior to the call.

You may also request to have a discussion topic added to the agenda by emailing your information technology question to AskNEAER [at] (AskNEAER[at]gmail[dot]com) and it will be added to the upcoming meeting agenda.

The AskNEAER [at] (AskNEAER[at]gmail[dot]com) email will only be used to create the meeting agenda, no return correspondence will be done through this account.

The meetings will take place via the Zoom Online meeting platform. Upcoming meetings will be held quarterly on the 2nd to last Tuesday of the last month of the quarter.

Nominations for NE/AER

The following documents provide information about the upcoming NE/AER election. 

Call for Nominations

Nominations Form

NE/AER Bylaws