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.



 The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is very proud to present TCT's "sensory-friendly" performances again in 2017-2018. Intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit and their families. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show will be performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience will be minimalized. A committee of experts in the field aids TCT in these performances, including staff members from Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative, the organization that implements sensory-friendly performances on Broadway. 

Please click here for dates, ticket prices and additional information. 




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)