Contact Us

925 N. Meridian St, Suite 100
Sunman, IN 47041

Phone: (812) 623-2212
Fax: (812) 623-2315

Weekdays: 7:15am - 3:30pm

Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn (ROD) Special Education Cooperative welcomes you!

Our cooperative was formed in 1972 to assist the eight school corporations in Ripley, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties with the provision of special education services for students residing in those counties. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative currently provides services to approximately 2800 students with special needs ranging from ages 3-22.

Vision Statement

ROD will provide an outstanding school support system for students with special needs, their schools, and their parents so that students are college, career, or job ready upon their exit from school.

Mission Statement

Our mission at ROD is to provide a full continuum of services for students with special needs. We support inclusive efforts to maximize the success of our students in the areas of academics, socialization, and vocational skills. We encourage the involvement of special needs students as active members in the classroom, school, and community. We recognize that this commitment requires collaboration among educators, parents, students, and the community.


Letter to Colleagues About Withdrawal

Transition Fair Thursday, 9/19/2019 5:30-8:00PM 

Join us at South Dearborn High School for the 2019 ROD Transition Fair. The transition fair will provide families with a great opportunity to learn about resources available as your child prepares to move from high school to life after high school. Click here to view the Transition Fair Flyer.

May 2019 ROD Autism Team Newsletter-Includes articles concerning Upcoming Workshops Offered by Children’s Hospital, A 3-Day Workshop on Discussing Sexuality and Health Relationships with Tweens and Teens, How to Plan for an Upcoming Move, Tips for A Good Night’s Sleep, Keeping Kids Safe and Creating Safety Plans and A List of Gift Ideas for Children with ASD. To check out the newsletter click here.

 April 2019 ROD Autism Team Newsletter-Includes articles concerning 29 Ways To Ask Your Kids, “How was school today?” -and Get More Than a One Word Answer!, how to Reduce Rigid Behavior, 50 Heavy Work Activities for Kids and How to Improve Conversation Skills. To check out the newsletter click here.

March 2019 ROD Autism Team Newsletter-Includes articles concerning Will My Teen with Autism Live on their Own?, Autism Siblings-the Unsung Heroes, Breathing Techniques for Anxiety: 10 Calming Activities for Kids, Sensory Integration at School: 21 Sensory Break Activities for Kids, Social Stories for Kids with Autism: 21 Social Story Templates & Apps and Grant Funding Opportunities: For Families and Professionals. To check out the newsletter click here.


February 2019 ROD Autism Team Newsletter-This is the Summer 2019 Camps & Programs Issue. There are several opportunities in this issue for your students and children to enjoy this summer around Indiana and Cincinnati.  **We know summer is a few months away but it is not too early to start thinking about warm weather and fun things to do.  Several of these camps have registration deadlines and may fill up quickly!!
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