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 10.15.20 - October 15, 2020

Hello Parents & Guardians, We hope you are well. You might have seen this article about Illinois hitting a record number of cases in a single day. Rimland continues to be very steadfast in our COVID-19 prevention procedures. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions. Thank you, The Rimland Team

COVID-19 Update 10.14.20 - October 14, 2020

Dear Rimland Families,  Because of the vulnerable nature of our individuals, combined with the inherent risks of congregate living, we take aggressive efforts to limit COVID-19 exposure.  We must remain steadfast in our fight to shield Rimland individuals from this virus. We continue to encourage outside visits and 14 day offsite visits with family with appropriate social. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 9.24.20 - September 24, 2020

Disability Scoop, an online source for disability news, recently published an article about how a potential COVID-19 vaccine rollout could leave out individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to read the article and remain informed of how COVID-19 impacts the individuals & employees at Rimland. Please click here to read the article

COVID-19 Update 9.4.20 - September 8, 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians,   We have been keeping an eye on the Illinois COVID-19 cases and see that the numbers in Illinois are holding steady. We would like to open the option for home visits with a 14 day minimum. If you would like to schedule a visit, please reach out to Barb or Samina in our Health. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 9.2.2020 - September 2, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians, We really appreciate your support during this life changing time. I’m sure you’re following the Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC statistics. Illinois is reporting an uptick in COVID-19 confirmed cases.   For this reason, we are enhancing our mitigation protocols, delaying our CDS (DT) reopening plans until further notice, and performing mandatory. . . [more]