Tag archives: intellectual disabilities

Fired Up for Special Olympics
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 20, 2022

Not surprisingly, Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) took a little longer than most organizations to return to in-person activities, as it only ushered in Phase 3 of its sports and programs, a small single step shy of no restrictions, in June. That’s because individuals with intellectual disabilities – the population Special Olympics has served […]

Sunset Soirée for Hillside House 
By Lynda Millner   |   June 14, 2022

It’s time for Hillside House to have its annual Sunset Soirée, “Rooted in Strength… Growing in Opportunities,” at the Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club. This was the 18th annual event; all for the 59 folks that need help because of their intellectual and developmental disabilities, and who live at Hillside House. The evening began on […]

Hillside House
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 7, 2022

Back in 1955, Hillside House relocated to what was then a state-of-the-art facility capable of housing and caring for children with developmental disabilities, the gleaming new digs located in what was then a remote part of Santa Barbara with the descriptive name of Hidden Valley.  A lot has changed in almost seven decades. Society no […]

After Long Year, Barbara’s Birthday Bash Just What Hillside Needed
By Lauren Clark   |   July 29, 2021

The pandemic put a damper on everyone’s best-laid plans, but for the residents of Hillside — a Santa Barbara facility for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — it was truly devastating. Many of the residents lead active lives and follow carefully constructed routines under usual circumstances. Most leave Hillside daily for a variety of […]

Shining On
By Richard Mineards   |   December 17, 2020

Hillside House’s fourth annual Shining Light on Abilities was decidedly illuminating! More than 100 cars, with drivers and passengers staying in their autos, turned out to see the holiday lights and decorations at the 75-year-old charity’s headquarters on Veronica Springs Road where 59 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are housed. Nearby properties join in […]