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.




Parent Information Night 

Parent Rights and ROD Procedures

Attention parents of students with disabilities! Dr. Alex Brewer, Director of the ROD Special Education Cooperative  and Ms. Sandy Fields, SE Indiana Regional Program Specialist for Insource* will host an informational session to help parents understand Indiana’s Special Education laws and their parent rights. Dr. Brewer will also discuss how the ROD cooperative works with member schools to  provide a full continuum of services for students with special needs. Please consider joining us for this informational evening.

WHEN: October 18th, 2017 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

WHERE: At the Batesville Intermediate School Cafeteria

707 West Columbus Avenue

Batesville, IN 47006


CONTACT Dr. Brewer with questions at


* Insource is a Special Education parent support organization providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.   

Parent Information Night Click Here to Print(PDF)


 UC CEDD Scholarships Available from The Arc


UC CEDD Scholarships Available from The Arc for a five-week training course offered by University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC CEDD).  “Caring for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities,” is a course being offered on Monday evenings beginning October 9, 2017.

For additional information please click here. (PDF)