Rimland has been saying “welcome home” to individuals with autism for more than 40 years.  We provide a safe, secure environment in which individuals can grow, and from which they can engage with the world. Our approach is unique, our care excellent.

Welcome to Rimland.



Rimland is committed to respecting the dignity of its residents, nurturing each individual with a quality, hands-on customized care plan. We collaborate with parents, guardians, and professionals to support individuals with autism in a progressive and proactive manner.  Learn more.


At Rimland, we specialize in caring for adults with autism in community-living homes. We focus on inclusive education, providing a team-based approach that enhances the life skills of each of our residents.


Just as our staff supports the daily goals and activities of our residents, we rely on the support of others to meet our goals and continue our tradition of excellent care. You can help us in many ways, such as planting gardens, helping fund our programs, or donating goods or services. We invite you to explore ways to become involved in our community.

our story

At the Heart of Rimland, A Mother's Love for Her Son

Rosalind Oppenheim

With her commanding voice and unwavering commitment to her son’s welfare, Rosalind Oppenheim challenged the standards of her time and became one of the first women to revolutionize the way individuals with autism were treated, cared for, and thought about.  Determined to leave a legacy rich with opportunity for her son, Rosalind created a reality out of her vision – The Rimland School for Autism.  Believing parents should always be involved in their children’s care, Rosalind’s model was based on inclusive, collaborative care and believing there was limitless opportunity for individuals with autism.  We, the current Rimland leaders, staff, and parents, are proud to continue her legacy.

in the spotlight

Fall…into Fitness

The Rimland Health and Wellness Initiative continues to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we support. In October, we hosted a special event during our Developmental Training Program, Get Fit Day, to help clients reach their fitness goals while having fun. Get Fit Day featured an indoor obstacle course, a Zumba class,. . . [more]

Orlando Magic!

From October 12-16, we took our annual trip to Orlando, Florida, to enjoy sun, fun, and, of course, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This year’s excursion included our largest group ever to make the trip: All told, 17 participants traveled to Florida, including 12 clients and five staff members. The group was delighted to experience the cheery. . . [more]

Swimming with the (Gold)fishes

Just around the corner from the Rimland headquarters, an Evanston location of the Goldfish Swim School has opened. The Goldfish Swim School offers a customized curriculum focused on teaching kids to swim while also building their character. We are happy to announce that Rimland has formed a partnership with the Evanston location to rent the. . . [more]

Read Rimland’s 2014 Annual Report!

The 2014 Annual Report is online! We are pleased to share our news and accomplishments from the past year with our families and supporters. From technological advances to investments in the health, education, and welfare of our staff, we celebrate a milestone year for Rimland Services. Download the annual report here, and feel free to. . . [more]

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