AEEE is a non-profit organization designed to:
- Bring together into a work and study community those persons who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility for formal secondary and postsecondary students and helping them achieve success in those environments;
- Coordinate efforts with other like organizations with like purposes and goals;
- Promote, encourage, and assist in research evaluation, programmatic and fiscal planning and training to explore issues involving the accessibility and success of students in secondary and postsecondary endeavors;
- Develop and disseminate timely and meaningful responses to issues and concerns affecting the educational resources and environment of non-traditional students.