About Us

Our Mission

Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
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