Contact Us

6098 Squire Place, Suite 100
Aurora IN 47001

Phone: (812) 623-2212
Fax: (812) 954-5127

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.



 Indiana Family Employment Awareness Training 

FREE on-line training! For families, transition-age students and young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who support them. Information about local, state, and federal resources supporting young adults with disabilities so
they can work in their communities.
6 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time – General Sessions
Tuesday, October 20 – Introduction/Transition in Indiana Wednesday, October 21 -Supported/Customized Employment Thursday, October 22 -Transition Services/Process Friday, October 23 – Local Stories of Employment Services Monday, October 26 – Employer and Employee Supports Tuesday, October 27 – Resources and Benefits Wednesday, October 28-Work Incentives and Asset Development Thursday, October 29 – Anti-Discrimination Friday, October 30 – Local Agency and Resource Presenters
5 – 6 p.m. Eastern Time -Young Adult Sessions 1 & 2
Friday, October 23 – Young Adult Session 1 Friday, October 30 – Young Adult Session 2

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E-Learning Resources for Special Education Link to Google Folder