“It is wonderful to see this creativity take flight through Hidden Wings. Congratulations to all.”                                               –Bill Allen, Editor in Chief emeritus, The National Geographic

 “It is wonderful to see these students so engaged in creative endeavors. Their films are great, and I salute their courage.”   –Tipper Gore

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Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

 

 

What is Hidden Wings?

Hidden Wings is a place where young people with autism can spread their own wings, learning life skills and
how to participate with others in a warm and supportive environment.

“Hidden Wings is a place where young people with autism can spread their own wings, learning life skills and how to participate with others in a warm and supportive environment. The Billingtons are building a future for every child in their program, which is a model well worth emulating. The world needs many more such havens.”   –Oliver Sacks, M.D., Physician, Author, Neurologist

 

 “There is an urgent need for the work that Jim and Julia Billington have begun. I have known them since they were undergraduates at Harvard. They are uniquely qualified, gifted, and morally centered to take on this task. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim and Julia, and the project “Hidden Wings.” I can think of few things more important for the next generation.”   –Dr. Robert Coles, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Pulitzer Prize winner for multi-volume “Children of Crisis”, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

“(Through Hidden Wings) you are doing your country a great service to your country.”   –Amory Houghton, Jr, Former Chairman and CEO of Corning Glass Works

 

America’s Photographer Carol Highsmith captures day of fun at Hidden Wings

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Grateful Dead helps Hidden Wings

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How we Drum at Hidden Wings

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 Next Month, Back to Drumming “On Top of the World”

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On Friday, we set up an information booth at Vandenberg AFB's annual Salute to Youth day. This fun and informative event brings together families with dependents who have special needs and local organizations/resources that can help support and enrich their children.

Many new people learned about Hidden Wings and of course everyone loved the drums!
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Santa Barbara News-Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Student film fest Saturday
BUELLTON The Buellton Parks Plaza Theater will host a special student film festival Saturday.
The Solvang-based Hidden Wings summer program included a "Beginner's Video Production" class whose works will be featured at the film festival. Theater doors open at 10 a.m. at Parks Plaza Theater, 515 McMurray Rd.
"Videos produced during the summer program will be shown on the big screen, giving students the experience of a mini-premiere," according to the Rev. Jim Billington, founder of Hidden Wings.
The festival lasts one hour and is free and open to the public.
Hidden Wings is a school with diverse programming for young adults on the autism spectrum.
"It is wonderful to see these students so engaged in creative endeavors," said Tipper Gore in statement. "Their films are great and I salute their courage."
According to Rev. Billington, one of the films that will be screened Saturday was shown earlier this summer to audiences attending the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" Tour. Hidden Wings supporter Mikey Hart, the Dead's drummer, allowed the film to be shown on large outdoor screens as audiences entered various venues.
Following the screening, Hidden Wings will host an open house at its nonprofit school. The open house is from 11 a.m. to noon at 517 Atterdag Rd.
— Nora K. Wallace
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