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


Rimland is sponsoring a Visionary Outsider Art Show on Saturday, Oct. 15 to promote awareness of adults living with autism and to recognize the truth that human potential for creativity and artistic expression is not limited by physical or cognitive challenges. Open to the public from 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM, eight artists from six states will be exhibited for sale:

Michael Banks – Widely recognized and exhibited outsider artist experiments with both found objects, building materials as well as artists’ materials. (Alabama).

Tarik Echols – Obsessive marks extracted from a single written word or phrase result in complex relationships between words and background space. (Illinois).

Ritchie Exilas – Resources for Human Development-RI artist who works with pencils and markers in a bold yet whimsical style. (Rhode Island).

Joe Flasch – Prolific artist who has developed a collection of symbols which function like pictograms.  (Illinois).

Harold Jeffries – Little City Foundation artist creating blueprinted plans for Heaven. (Illinois).

Bill Miller – Collage artist who uses vintage linoleum for pictorial assemblages of memory and nature lie somewhere between collage and stained glass. (Pennsylvania).

P Miller – Military veteran whose “doodles” offset the demands of daily life. (Nebraska).

Sarah Rakes – Rural painter whose works exude a concern with living things and a love for animals, highly patterned backgrounds spill over onto the frames she creates for each work. (Georgia).