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.
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The Rimland Health and Wellness Initiative continues to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we support. In October, we hosted a special event during our Developmental Training Program, Get Fit Day, to help clients reach their fitness goals while having fun. Get Fit Day featured an indoor obstacle course, a Zumba class,. . . [more]
From October 12-16, we took our annual trip to Orlando, Florida, to enjoy sun, fun, and, of course, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This year’s excursion included our largest group ever to make the trip: All told, 17 participants traveled to Florida, including 12 clients and five staff members. The group was delighted to experience the cheery. . . [more]
Just around the corner from the Rimland headquarters, an Evanston location of the Goldfish Swim School has opened. The Goldfish Swim School offers a customized curriculum focused on teaching kids to swim while also building their character. We are happy to announce that Rimland has formed a partnership with the Evanston location to rent the. . . [more]
The 2014 Annual Report is online! We are pleased to share our news and accomplishments from the past year with our families and supporters. From technological advances to investments in the health, education, and welfare of our staff, we celebrate a milestone year for Rimland Services. Download the annual report here, and feel free to. . . [more]
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