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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Following the renovation of our Hartrey South residence in 2016 (thanks to a Community Development Block Grant), we recently completed renovations on another of our Evanston homes—our Fowler location—and the results are stunning! The renovation is part of our initiative to provide greater accessibility and independence in the Residential Program home environment. Among other improvements,. . . [more]
Rimland is grateful to have received grant funding that we used to create a new tech room, which is now in use in the Developmental Training Center. We received the grant, called the Niles Township Grant, from Niles Township; Rimland has partnered with Niles Township for several years. The new tech room contains a smart. . . [more]
Bottle and Bottega of Evanston, a wine and art entertainment studio offering a fun, unique alternative to an ordinary night out, has partnered with Rimland for the holiday season! In November, the studio hosted a community-focused art give-back event, with a portion of the proceeds going to Rimland Services. From November 18-November 28, Bottle and. . . [more]
Come celebrate the holidays with Rimland on Friday, December 23 at 2:00pm. We’ll have a special holiday lunch and dessert! RSVP at 847-328-4090. Happy Holidays to all!!
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]
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