welcome

Rimland has been saying “welcome home” to individuals with autism for more than 45 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.

dignity

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.

respect

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.

support

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

Giving Tuesday 2020 - November 24, 2020

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]

A Holiday Message From The CEO - November 19, 2020

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]

COVID-19 Vaccination Survey - November 19, 2020

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]

COVID-19 Update 11.16.20 - November 16, 2020

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]

COVID-19 Update 10.27.20 - October 27, 2020

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]