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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We extend our congratulations to an individual supported by Rimland who recently secured community-based employment at an Evanston boutique called Envy. She works during the mornings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and helps with sorting, folding, and displaying clothing items and accessories.
Tammie McClendon, a valued Rimland employee for over 13 years, has been promoted from Peer Review Team Member to Associate Executive Director of Client Services. During her tenure at Rimland, Tammie has also excelled as a Direct Support Professional and has played a key role in enhancing and maintaining physically and emotionally comfortable environments for. . . [more]
On Wednesday, February 18, Rimland launched a new health and wellness program geared towards staff members. The goals of the Employee Health and Wellness Initiative are to offer and encourage healthy living options for all staff members and to enhance the benefits profile for Rimland employees. The program kickoff event took place onsite at Rimland,. . . [more]
On Monday, December 15, Rimland was pleased to celebrate the opening of a new residence for clients. The new home is our 11th in Evanston and our 17th overall. Before being opened to clients, the one-story dwelling was renovated to meet the standards established throughout our residences: kitchen appliances and cabinets were selected for their. . . [more]
At the end of last year, we said goodbye to 2014, but we also bid a fond farewell to one of our team members, Bonnie Saltzman, who retired at the end of last year. Bonnie joined Rimland in March 2009, and as receptionist, she was the face and voice of Rimland to anyone who visited. . . [more]
We are entering an exciting new stage at Rimland Services, where we are becoming an even more community-based, and community-involved, organization. Recently, we have begun implementing new programming, at both the Developmental Training (DT) program and at the residences, that allows our clients even more opportunities to take part in a variety of community events. . . [more]
With 2014 nearly behind us, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients, partners, team members, friends, and families of Rimland. Without all of you, we would not be where we are today, doing what we love! The past year has been both challenging and exciting. Most recently, thanks to the. . . [more]
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