A.E.R.O. is a special education cooperative composed of twelve member school districts. It is A.E.R.O.'s mission to assist member districts to provide comprehensive special education programs and related services to children with disabilities who are residents of our member districts. These services are provided in both public and private schools throughout portions of Stickney, Worth, and Lyons Townships. A.E.R.O., a legal entity under the School Code of Illinois, is governed by a Governing Board comprised of one board of education member from each of the twelve districts in the cooperative. A.E.R.O. is funded through a combination of local school district funds, state and federal grants, and state reimbursement.