Rimland has been saying “welcome home” to individuals with autism for more than 45 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

Easter Celebrations - April 14, 2022

Dear Rimland Families,  We would like to share with you how your loved ones will be celebrating the upcoming Easter holiday. This Friday, April 15th at our Community Day Services Program, we will hold an Easter celebration. There will be a catered lunch from Corky’s Catering that will including turkey, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes and mac. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 4.12.22 - April 12, 2022

Hello Friends, We are happy to see the positivity rate for COVID-19 “low” in Illinois! We are excited to be able to open in home visits once again (one ​visitor at a time). Please abide by the following guidelines prior to going to one of the Rimland homes to visit with your loved ones. To avoid. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 2.25.22 - February 28, 2022

Dear Rimland Families,   As you many know, the State of Illinois and the City of Evanston are lifting some of the mask requirements in relations to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the vulnerable population that we support and Rimland’s success in preventing COVID-19 outbreaks within our agency, we will keep the following practices in place:  . . . [more]

Program Updates - February 14, 2022

Dear Rimland Families,  We hope 2022 is off to a good start! This year, Rimland would like to provide more consistent updates as to what is going on in our programs, to give you a bigger picture into your loved ones day.   In our Community Day Services Program we are launching our Technology Room. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 1.27.22 - January 27, 2022

Hello Rimland Families,  As you can see from the Illinois Department of Public Health link posted below, the positivity rate in our area is almost below 8 percent. Once we reach below the 8 percent positivity rate in our area, we can begin to relax visitation guidelines. Please review the following guidelines. We CANNOT have any guardians,. . . [more]