At the Heart of Rimland, A Mother's Love for Her Son
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.
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Dear Parents & Guardians We are excited to announce that Rimland will be participating in the global initiative of #GivingTuesday2020. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. During this unprecedented time, Rimland continues to strive to expand its programs and services. . . [more]
Dear Rimland Services Community, As we enter the holiday season and approach a new year, I’m reminded about how grateful I am for the tireless efforts of our Direct Support Professionals, the backbone of our organization. This year has been anything but ordinary, and unfortunately this holiday season will be different from normal, too. While. . . [more]
Hello all – We want to follow up on our previous update by getting your feedback on the COVID-19 vaccination, when it becomes available. The goal of this survey is to collect preliminary information in order to plan for the future. At this time, Rimland does not know the exact time frame of when we. . . [more]
Hello Parents and Guardians, We hope everyone is well, despite the news that COVID-19 numbers are on the rise. We know the question of the holidays are on everyone’s mind. If anyone is going to go on a home visit, the 14 day minimum will remain in place. If the numbers of cases stay at this pace, we will also require. . . [more]
Dear Rimland Families, Illinois is confronting a second wave of rising COVID-19infection rates. Illinois officials announced its time to revert to earlier lockdown levels in parts of the state. For now, we are suspending the indoor visits at the main office. We will continue to evaluate best practices and give you an update in the next few weeks. We will. . . [more]