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.


On June 3, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of free training on assistive technology (AT). Parents, educators, students, and professionals are invited to come learn how AT can benefit people with hearing loss, vision impairments, mobility and communication needs, learning difficulties and more.


Assistive Technology 101


June 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Easter Seals Crossroads


4740 Kingsway Drive, 5th floor conference room


Indianapolis, IN 46205


This training will also be offered online at:

Register for the free in-person or online training here:


For questions or more information, contact Nikol Prieto at: or 317-466-2013.

Learn more about INDATA at:

Homeschool students are eligible for some services through the ROD Special Education Cooperative.  Contact the Director of Special Education at 812-623-2212 for additional information.
ROD does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or genetic information in its programs, activities, or employment.  ROD provides an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, religion, gender, ancestry, age, national origin, place of residence, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in their school.  ROD is also an equal opportunity employer.
Cheryl Corning, Director of Special Education is the Cooperative Section 504 Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.
ROD provides all special needs students, including nonpublic school students, a computer in their local public library that may be used to access information needed for school.