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.
in the spotlight
As part of the organization’s 45th anniversary celebration, Rimland presented its first annual Visionary Outsider Art Show on Saturday October 15. Guests viewed 22 works of art by highly individualistic artists – self-defined as raw, marginalized, outsider, self-taught, visionary, or naïve, including artists who face physical or cognitive challenges. Guests at the show had the. . . [more]
On October 14 Rimland clients, family members, staff, friends, and supporters came together at Rimland’s headquarters to celebrate the organization’s 45th anniversary. Festivities included a preview of the first annual Visionary Outsider Art Show, a wine pull, a new video about Rimland’s history and programs, upbeat jazz standards by the David Jennings Trio, and a. . . [more]
On October 19-20, 2016, Rimland completed a portion of our annual Bureau of Quality Management (BQM) survey. This annual survey is conducted under the Department of Human Services (DHS) in two parts. Part one pertains to medication management for individuals we support and part two pertains to the individual’s environment, their services, and their personal. . . [more]
In September, Rimland celebrated the 20th anniversary of the client trip. Associate Executive Director of Client Services Terrance Wimberly came up with the idea for the trip 20 years ago. Over the past 20 years, the clients have traveled to Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; on a cruise to the Bahamans; and to Anaheim, California, to name. . . [more]
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