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Welcome to GaAER

The Georgia chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired


On behalf of the Georgia Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (GaAER), we welcome you to our chapter website. During your visit we hope you will find the information helpful as you learn about the activities and happenings of the Georgia AER Chapter and low vision and blindness resources available in Georgia. In the navigational toolbar or the links below, you will find information about our chapter including our mission, current board members, and recent newsletters. You will also find highlights from our annual conference, statewide training opportunities, information on Georgia blindness agencies, and university systems of Georgia disability services contacts just to name a few. We encourage vision professionals as well as those entering the vision field to join us through membership.

GaAER Conference Flyer with a Beach Background

GaAER Conference 2023

Together at the beach!!

March 23rd - 24th

@ Hotel Tybee

in Tybee Island, Georgia

The election results are in!

(See member tab to learn more about your board members!)

July 2022 - June 2024 Board Members:

  • President: Sarah Bussey

  • President-elect: Tracy Fitch

  • Treasurer: Stephanie Hardwick

  • Secretary: Jamie Marks

  • Immediate Past President: Carmen Willings

  • 2020-2024 At Large Members

    • Linda Williams

    • Mindy Urech

    • Mary Ann Boger

  • 2022-2026 At Large Members

    • Marsha Farrow

    • Shelby Noeth

    • Rachel Mellendorf

Learn more about the Georgia chapter of AER and how you can become involved.

Learn more about past and upcoming conferences and professional development opportunities and about Creating Accessible Presentations

Learn more about vision resources throughout the state of Georgia.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Georgia AER Merchandise is Here!

The back of a white tshirt with the quote "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" - Helen Keller

We are excited to share that we have opened an online store where you can purchase Georgia AER merchandise to support our chapter and feel a part of something larger! As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"! Visit our Zazzle store! and purchase GaAER merchandise today!