Our History of Excellence
Building Wings is a new chapter in the legacy of Don Johnston, an esteemed advocate on disability issues in education and a leader in assistive technology development.
The Legacy of Don Johnston
For over 40 years, Don Johnston, founder and CEO of Building Wings, has helped students and teachers build literacy skills through specially-designed curriculum and assistive technology. His technologies, implementation, and personal connections have made the impossible possible in over 32,000 schools across America.
At the heart of Don’s endeavors is inspiration gained during his personal journey as a reader who struggled in school. In eighth grade, a teacher recognized his potential and helped him think and learn in non-traditional ways. This is the philosophy behind all of Don’s product development and company endeavors.
Through Don’s leadership and long-standing partnerships with interdisciplinary experts, Building Wings is creating special education resources to help many more students reach new heights in their literacy development.
Building Wings creates special education resources that help teachers take ALL students to new heights in their learning.
Building Wings Success Stories
First Author® Helps Teacher Spark Writing Breakthroughs for Students
Readtopia® Meets Diverse Student Needs, Growing Excitement for Reading
Readtopia® Restores Balance in a Teacher’s Classroom and Life