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

COVID-19 Update 3.31.20 - March 31, 2020

Dear Rimland Family & Friends,  As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we remain committed to the safety of our clients and staff through vigilant processes and communications. Our core focus is performing daily health screenings of individuals and employees; we are happy to report that at this time everyone is in good health and not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms. Deep-cleanings. . . [more]

COVID – 19 Update 3.24.20 - March 24, 2020

Dear Rimland Parents & Guardians,  We would like to provide you with an update regarding the steps we are taking to promote the emotional and physical well-being of Rimland individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have scheduled daily exercise, to last at least 30 minutes per day, that includes activities such as:  Walking  Yoga  Backyard games. . . [more]

COVID – 19 Update 3.18.20 - March 18, 2020

A letter from the CEO: Dear Rimland Friends, Family, and Stakeholders,  With each passing day, we adapt to the impact COVID-19 is having on our Rimland community and the world at large. It seems at times as if there is no end in sight, yet we must commit to pushing forward and maintaining our character even when. . . [more]

COVID – 19 Update 3.17.20 - March 17, 2020

Great news coming from Evanston Hospital! They have developed in-house testing for COVID – 19 that is able to test more people while providing same day results. This will help doctors make better decisions about which patients need to be isolated and which can be sent home. Read more about it here: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-test-developed-and-available-at-evanston-hospital-with-results-in-just-hours/

COVID – 19 Update 3.16.20 - March 16, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Rimland Stakeholders, As an additional precaution, we are currently in the process of purchasing “no touch” thermometers in order to safely check temperatures for all Rimland individuals and employees. These thermometers do not require physical touch from person to person, as an added level of precaution. This protocol not only includes. . . [more]