Educating Students with Disabilities and Behaviors
We provide a full continuum of innovative programs and services for students with disabilities
who are residents of our member districts.
Teachers Improving Results
with Students who have Special Needs
We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment and are committed
to promoting inclusive efforts to maximize the success of each student.

Message From Executive Director Dr. James W. Gunnell
Welcome to the A.E.R.O.
Special Education Cooperative

Dr. James W GunnellOn behalf of the A.E.R.O. administrative team and the A.E.R.O. member districts, I would like to welcome and introduce you to the A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative website. A.E.R.O. is a low incidence special education cooperative located in Burbank, Illinois.

Since 1963 A.E.R.O. has provided special education programming and an array of related services to students with disabilities residing in the eleven member school districts. The eleven member districts have joined together to maximize their resources and provide a full continuum of special education services.

We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment and are committed to promoting inclusive efforts to maximize the success of students. A.E.R.O. encourages the involvement of students with disabilities as active members in the classroom, school, and community.

We hope you enjoy our website, which was designed to provide helpful information to the community, parents, students, and staff who work with and are served by the Cooperative. Please let us know if you have any ideas which might help us improve our site by clicking here.

Dr. James W. Gunnell

Executive Director

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September 13th was Positive Thinking Day, and students in the STAR Program at AERO Center participated by coming up with affirmations about themselves. Social Work group encouraged students to "Bee Positive". Pictured are Melissa Janociak and Molly Zagorski's students participating in Positive Thinking Group #BeePositive #Everyday #myaero ... See MoreSee Less

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September 13th was Positive Thinking Day, and students in the STAR Program at AERO Center participated by coming up with affirmations about themselves. Social Work group encouraged students to Bee Positive. Pictured are Melissa Janociak and Molly Zagorskis students participating in Positive Thinking Group #BeePositive #Everyday #myaero
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