Welcome to AER Colorado Chapter!

Welcome to the Colorado Chapter of AER!

The CAER Board Members welcome you to your CAER website

Colorado Chapter Bylaws


CAER Awards Criteria:

President’s Award: This award recognizes outstanding leadership in service to people with visual disabilities. The current board president will select and present this award.

Gary Schmidt Award: This award honors an AER member who works directly with student/clients. Nomination criteria include: ethical standards, sense of humor, degree of excellence in job performance, and professionalism. The CAER Board and Janice Schmidt review the nominations.

Connections Award: This award recognizes cooperative efforts that cross organizational lines, perhaps even groups working collaboratively to benefit our field. The CAER Board considers the nominations.

Ken Neve Award: This year CAER is introducing a new way to recognize an AER professional in the area specific to orientation and mobility. The Ken Neve Award honors a man who was an amazing teacher, co-worker and role model in the world of O&M. Ken brought humor and warmth to all situations. He worked at the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for 29 years. Nomination criteria include:

  • a CAER member who is in the field as a practicing Orientation & Mobility Specialist
  • dedication to life-long learning
  • a role-model for others in the field

Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is presented to professionals who have given of themselves to clients/students throughout their career and are preparing for retirement.



March 14, 2017



4000 S Parker Rd, Aurora CO 80014


20% of sales will be donated to CAER


See flyer HERE




Spero Winery Fundraiser






CAER Fundraiser at The Spero Winery, held on Saturday 2/11/17, was a great success! The event was attended by approximately 30 family, friends and TVIs from all across the Denver-Metro Areas.
Food, wine and winning door prizes were enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to all who helped solicit for door prizes.
CAER raised $950 from event and donations from local businesses and individuals. The staff at Spero joined in the fun and supported the cause with some very generous donations.
Thank you for all who attended and supported CAER!

1-tasting the delicious Spero wines
2-Christina, Sally & Stephanie enjoying some appetizers
3-John, Stephanie, Sally, Jason, & Julie enjoying wine and cheese
4- Delicious tapas dinner!
5-June (Owner of Spero Winery) and Trina
6- Super supporters! Thank you!
7-Henrietta, Rudy and Christina



2016-2017 Board Members and their committee assignments  

President: Brent Batron


Past-President: David Gooldy

Treasurer:  Trina Boyd-Pratt

Secretary:  Heather Solberg

Representatives/Committee Chairs: 



Board Members:  Ann Cunningham 

                             Michelle Chacon

                             Nancy Cozart

                             Sally Burch




Please contact CAER Board Members by email if you have any questions or suggestions for the board. The board can be emailed at caerboard@gmail.com


Benefits of Membership

  • Professional Development & Support (Colorado members received reduced rates to CAER sponsored events!)

  • Financial support:  See Mini-grants and ACVREP reimbursements.

  • Advocacy at local and national levels


Mini-Grants for Professionals, Students, Parents, and Families

The funds are available to defray the costs of:

1.  Conference Attendance

2.  Student Activities

3.  Programming Needs

4. Professional development projects

5.  Assistive Devices

Mini-grant Rules:

  • Applicant must be a current AER member or be sponsored by an AER member.
  • The maximum amount of funds available will vary; the allotted amount per grant will not exceed $300. 
  • Recipients are only eligible to receive a mini-grant once every two years. 
  • Recipients need to fulfill their obligation to provide CAER with their product of how the mini-grant money was used within 90 days of check issue.    
  • Mini-grants are awarded every year in November.

To apply: Click here to navigate to the Downloads page to read the criteria, fill out the application, and submit it to CAER.

Send completed application as an attachment to the CAER email address:  caerboard@gmail.com (If you don't hear back from us within 1 month-please email your application again.



ACVREP Reimbursement

Reimbursement for initial ($100) and renewal ($50) certification through ACVREP may be available to Colorado members.  After receiving your initial and/or renewal, please submit a copy of the certification and letter requesting reimbursement to CAER at caerboard@gmail.com.  You must provide proof of AER membership.



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In Kind Donation Committee
CAER is happy to sponsor the In Kind Donation Committee.  This Committee receives low vision devices from donations and redistributes them to those in need.  Please email the board at caerboard@gmail.com to find out what items the committee currently has and/or to apply to receive a device.


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