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

Two Unique Events Honor Rimland’s 45th Anniversary

45th Anniversary Benefit & Visionary Outsider Art Show Two unique events to honor Rimland Services’ 45 years of support for adults with autism Our Anniversary Benefit –- An evening of inspiration, celebration, and fun, emceed by ABC News anchor Judy Hsu. Dining, dancing, jazz by the David Jennings Trio, a wine pull and craft room. Come. . . [more]

Rimland Hosts Conversation with the Evanston Police Department

On September 7, Rimland hosted a meeting with Commander Joe Dugan and his colleagues from the Evanston Police Department. The purpose of the meeting was to help Rimland update policies and protocol for staff when addressing unique situations in public while supporting individuals diagnosed with autism. Rimland was very grateful that the Evanston Police Department joined. . . [more]


  In keeping with the Visionary Outsider Art theme of Rimland’s October Anniversary celebration, tables will be wrapped with all manner of materials. The Benefit Committee is asking Readers to rid themselves of a few items that are just causing clutter: Crazy designed neckties and outlandish scarves. Please send us your items as soon as. . . [more]

Donate to our Wine Pull!

Rimland’s 45th Anniversary Benefit Celebration October 14, 2016                                                           Wine Pull Donation   Dear Friends: Get in the “spirit” with a unique gift to Rimland’s 45th Anniversary Benefit Celebration. We are seeking donations of wine or champagne valued at $15 or higher to raise funds from a Wine Pull at our 45th Anniversary Benefit Celebration this. . . [more]

Double Your Gift to Rimland!

Do you work for Apple or Microsoft or UBS? Each of those companies have employee Matching Gift Programs. About 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies (and many others) match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits to support employee charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy. The procedure is that an employee first. . . [more]

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