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

A New Addition

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]

Staff Spotlight: Congratulations to Bonnie Saltzman!

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]

Out and About: Expanding Our Community Programs

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]

Celebrating 2014: A Message from CEO Pamela Watson

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]

Family Matters: Nina and Sun Yoo

Nina and Sun Yoo joined the Rimland family quite recently, when their niece became a client just last year. In addition to participating in visits and outings with his niece, Sun has completed the training program at Rimland in order to become qualified as a volunteer, to learn more about Rimland’s operations, and to enhance. . . [more]

The Gift of Music

Steve Levitt is the mastermind behind Rimland’s September musical fundraiser Come Together: A Benefit for Rimland. Steve’s son has been a part of the Rimland family since 2012. A versatile musician who teaches guitar and bass at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Steve came up with the idea for the fundraiser and leveraged. . . [more]

Happy Birthday, Marty!

On Saturday, November 1st, Rimland was the setting for the 70th birthday celebration for Judge Martin Moltz. Hosted by Marty’s wife of 40 years, Ann Moltz, “Marty’s 70th Birthday Benefit” was graciously conceived by Ann as a benefit for Rimland: instead of purchasing gifts for Marty, guests were invited to donate to Rimland Services. Thanks. . . [more]

A home for the holidays

We are pleased to announce that Rimland will open a new home for our residents in Evanston by the end of the year. The one-story dwelling, which will accommodate male residents, will be the 17th Rimland residence and our 11th in Evanston. The house is currently being renovated to meet the standards in place throughout. . . [more]

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