anniversary

Like so many other parents who have disabled adult children, I started to visit various agencies and came across Rimland. Although letting my daughter live somewhere else was maybe the hardest choice in my life, I knew it was the best decision for her. Within the first day she was with Rimland, she adjusted so well. Every time I visit her at her group home, she is smiling and happy. I can never thank Rimland enough for the kind loving care they provide.

— James Medin, Parent
Client Trip 20th Anniversary
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Terrance with client, San Diego 9/29/16

In September, Rimland celebrated the 20th anniversary of the client trip. Associate Executive Director of Client Services Terrance Wimberly came up with the idea for the trip 20 years ago. Over the past 20 years, the clients have traveled to Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida; on a cruise to the Bahamans; and to Anaheim, California, to name a few. The clients recently returned from their 20th anniversary trip to San Diego on September 30. Below, Terrance shares his reflections on the 20th anniversary:

The most beautiful thing in the world is sharing this trip with the clients supported by Rimland.  We have been doing this trip for 20 years. We have done parasailing, jet skis, dining on the ocean, tried to surf, relaxed by the pool, and watched the sunset, among many more activities and adventures.

Some people said we could not and should not do these trips. Too many things could go wrong. But they never saw what could go right. Watching an individual with autism laugh and smile when he sees the sun set, hug me when she made it off the jet ski she thought she would fall off, realizing they are on a boat far off the coast or trying a new food for the first time… Truly amazing!

It’s been the greatest joy of my life to be able to share this with them.

Terrance Wimberly, Associate Executive Director of Client Services