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Colorado Chapter Bylaws

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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.

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.

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2016-2017 Board Members and their committee assignments  

President: Brent Batron

President-Elect: 

Past-President: David Gooldy

Treasurer:  Trina Boyd-Pratt

Secretary:  Heather Solberg

Representatives/Committee Chairs: 

Membership: 

Recruitment:

Board Members:  Ann Cunningham 

                             Michelle Chacon

                             Nancy Cozart

                                                   

                            

                            

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

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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

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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.

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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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Board Meeting Schedule

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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 contact Bill Muir at douglas.muir@va.gov (970-302-7761) to find out what items the committee currently has and/or to apply to receive a device.

 

 
 
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