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

Rimland Visionary Outsider Art Show

Rimland Visionary Outsider Art Show Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 10 AM – 4 PM Rimland Headquarters 1265 Hartrey Avenue Evanston, IL 60202 Free and Open to the Public   Rimland Services is sponsoring a Visionary Outsider Art Show to bring awareness of adults living with autism and to the truth that human potential for creativity. . . [more]

Survey says…100%

On September 20-21, 2016, Rimland completed the annual Department of Human Services (DHS) Developmental Training (DT) on-site accreditation survey. At the end of each survey, a percentage and level is awarded to the agency. This year, the outcome for our DT program was 100% compliance and we were awarded Level One. The DHS surveyor complimented Rimland’s. . . [more]

Client Trip 20th Anniversary

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]

It’s Time! New Details about our 45th Anniversary Benefit

Rimland 45th Anniversary Benefit & Visionary Outsider Art Show ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT Friday October 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tickets required Sarah Rakes, Family Night at the River Visionary Outsider Art Show Saturday, October 15 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Open to the Public Tarik Echols, Mommy Rimland Services NFP 1265 Hartrey Avenue Evanston,. . . [more]

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