About Us

Our Mission

[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland
Our mission is to provide realistic and essential supports to adults with autism that reflect their desired conditions of living related to eight core dimensions to one’s life:
  • Emotional well-being
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Material well-being
  • Personal development
  • Physical well-being
  • Self-determination
  • Social inclusion
  • Individual rights

Our purpose at Rimland is fundamentally to see the world through the eyes of an individual with autism and to use this perspective to support them in their culture as independently as possible.  While we cannot cure the underlying cognitive deficits of autism by understanding and accepting them, we can design services that are effective in meeting the challenges of this unique population.

Please watch the video below for more information on our mission, our history, and the population we serve, and consider donating or volunteering.

Video – 45 Years of Service for People with Autism
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/y0E2R70gYDo