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.


May 2018 ROD Autism Team Newsletter- Includes information about New Horizon's Career Exploration Summer Program, information about young children with autism and AAC, summer activities for families with special needs children and other topics of interest to parents and teachers. To check out the newsletter click here.



March 2018 ROD Autism Team Newsletter- Includes information about the Erskine Green Training Institute Visit Day on April 10, 2018, information about 2018 Summer Camps and Programs and other topics of interest to parents and teachers. To check out the newsletter click here.