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

We’re Moving! - April 6, 2023

Hello Families,  Rimland is happy to announce that we are very close to transitioning to the new location of our CDS Program (1101 Gregory in Des Plaines). Tomorrow (4/7/23) will be our last day at our Evanston location for our CDS Program. For the next two weeks, the clients will be at their residence during. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 3.9.23 - March 9, 2023

Hello Families,  Rimland is happy to open in-person visits at the Rimland homes. We still want to be cautious of COVID-19 and other viruses. We ask that if you want to visit your loved one in their home, that you schedule the visit in advance. Also, we will have one visitor at a time in. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 11.4.22 - November 4, 2022

Hello everyone,  We are happy to announce that we are able to drop the testing requirements for home visits (your loved one can go for a visit and come back without a COVID-19 test). At this time, we are not opening visits in the Rimland homes, to protect the health (against COVID-19 and cold/flu season) of. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 10.15.22 - October 15, 2022

Hello all –  We want to send an update to the below (visit restrictions). Right now, we are in the process of getting the Omicron booster for the individuals we support. We are using the vendor, Walgreens. Our Health and Wellness Department is taking the individuals to Walgreens by home (group home). Currently, we are. . . [more]

COVID-19 Update 9.14.22 - September 14, 2022

Hello all – We want to send an update based on last month’s communications. We are seeing the number of cases in our area begin to fall recently. We want to keep an eye on the transmission rate several more days before lifting the restrictions on indoor visits along with COVID-19 testing for going on. . . [more]