Contact Us
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Address
925 N. Meridian St, Suite 100
Sunman, IN 47041

Phone: (812) 623-2212
Fax: (812) 623-2315
Email: rodse@etczone.com

Hours
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
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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
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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.



Announcements
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Kristie Jordan, OTR, with the Indiana Resource Center on Autism, will speak with parents and school personnel about children with sensory differences on April 29, 2015.  We are meeting at Milan Elementary School, 418 E. Carr St., Milan, Indiana from 5:00-6:00.  Childcare is provided.  Confirm your attendance by contacting the ROD office and speaking with Karen or Debbie (812-623-2212) or emailing kvoltz@rodspecialed.org or dwasinger@rodspecialed.org.  This meeting is sponsored by the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative.
 
Transition Fair
 
Presenters from local businesses will present information about various types of careers. Vendors from local agencies such as Voc Rehab, START, Workone, Ivy Tech, New Horizons and the Career Center will also be present with information about their agencies. 
 
Date: April 16, 2015
Location: South Dearborn High School
Time: 8:45-11:15 and 12:00-2:20 PM
 
 
 
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 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 putlic library that may be used to access information needed for school.