A New Year’s Message from CEO Pamela Watson
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 Rimland Services experience a higher severity of autism characteristics and are particularly vulnerable to a defined Quality of Life ((QoL). Our overriding objectives this year will be focused on increasing access to community-based living options and providing support to improve QoL.
We will address the following urgent priorities: improving healthcare, increasing awareness of how sensory input and social challenges will impact support across the lifespan, and integrating technology-assisted support with personal direct supports.
Even as we pursue these ambitious goals on behalf of the individuals we support, we are elevating the standard for evaluating successful outcomes. We will also partner with stakeholders to identify and develop long-term strategies for supporting the autism community in the future.
With intention and forethought, our team of professionals teach, advocate for, sustain, and are steadfast in their commitment to the individuals we support.
Once again, thank you for the vital role you play in our day-to-day services.
Best wishes for the New Year,
Pamela Y. Watson