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.

Mission Statement

Our mission at
Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative 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.


 Positive Behavior Supports & Interventions 
By Dr. Rob March
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
8:45AM-3:00 PM
Versailles Baptist Church
228 S. Washington St. Versailles, Indiana
Call ROD 812-623-2212 or email to register for this workshop
Transition Fair
For High School Special Education Students
Wednesday, April 16, 2014  
AM Session 8:45AM-11:20AM  PM Session 12:00-2:20PM
South Dearborn High School 
5770 Highlander Place
Aurora, Indiana
Teachers should have received information regarding the session their school was assigned-morning or afternoon. Student selection flyers should be returned to Missy Jones by Friday, March 21, 2014.
Unique Systems n2y Training
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Location to be determined
Training for preschool teachers and teachers of moderate/severe students.
Call ROD 812-623-2212 or email to register for this training
Spring Autism Conference
Thursday, March 13, 2014
(Printable Version)
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.