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
Dear Rimland Family and Friends, I would like to kick off the new year by extending a heartfelt thank you to all of our stakeholders who have helped shape the support we provide to adults with classic autism. We remain committed to achieving ambitious goals in the year 2020. The majority of adults supported by. . . [more]
We closed out 2019 in style, with a celebration of the end-of-year holidays and our annual Parent-Client Luncheon. At the end of November, we had another fun celebration with our traditional Thanksgiving party. Each year, we cater all of our clients’ favorite Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and of. . . [more]
Last November, we raised $4,084 this year for Giving Tuesday, a new record! Giving Tuesday is a worldwide annual tradition where people donate to nonprofit organizations the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a way of pledging support to the causes that matter most to them. The funds contributed by donors will help us to provide top. . . [more]
We recently installed three SMART Boards at our Developmental Training Center. SMART Boards are state-of-the-art technology that combine visual displays with touch interaction, leading to an engaging educational experience for users. From the classroom to the boardroom, SMART Boards make learning interactive by being hands-on, flexible, and versatile. They function as digital whiteboards but also. . . [more]
We recently added a second kitchen and café to support our growing Developmental Training program. The goal for the café is to provide a safe space for individuals to practice their communal eating and socializing skills in preparation for applying them in real-world scenarios. Adding a second café is a positive sign of program expansion. . . [more]