Dear Members and Stakeholders,
After much consideration, the Wisconsin chapter of AER has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Collaborative Vision Conference that was scheduled for May 7 & 8, 2020. In light of increasing restrictions statewide, and the uncertainty of how long we will be impacted by the COVID-19 virus, we thought at this time it would be best to cancel. We are hoping to provide some form of virtual presentations at a later date when things settle down and life gets back to normal. We had an amazing program planned and we hope that some of the presenters will be willing to participate in virtual presentations.
If you have already registered through PayPal, your account will be refunded. If you paid by check, you will receive a reimbursement in check form. If you made hotel reservations, don’t forget to cancel your reservation. The CVC planning committee and the WAER board of directors would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all well during these uncertain times.
There is still time to apply for the WAER scholarship and/or nominate a professional for one of the three awards WAER gives out each year, as WAER still plans to present these. The deadline is April 1st.
Also, AER has sent out a letter regarding an alert from COPPA concerning educational rights of students with vision loss and all other disabilities. Please find the link about how to protect IDEA/504 and what you can do to help.
Stay healthy and safe.
WAER Chapter President
2020 CVC Chair