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: A job and a friend for everyone with Autism

 

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 “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.”   –The Late 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

 

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5 hours ago

Hidden Wings

Here's a video from Katerina Ilina, a good friend of Hidden Wings. Here's what she says about it:

"On the 2nd of September took place annual «Anton is right here» festival. The festival was organized by the center "Anton is right here " in St. Petersburg, with is the only social habilitation, education and creative activity center for adults with autism in Russia.

About 50 people and I worked at this event as volunteers. My group puffed up the balloons and designed this installation with visitors of "Anton is right here" festival. Participating in our installation people chose the white ballons when they do not know anything about autism, blue- when they know, but never communicated with a person with autism, white - mean that they communicate and have friends with such a person. Statistics, of course, are not scientific, but nevertheless ... This is not a disease - that's probably the most important thing that you need to overcome in your perception of this topic.

The program of the festival itself was impressive! But most of all I liked the performance of the orchestra of the school "Anton is right here". Most of the musicians in the orchestra are school students, people with autism. Very talented people! They played and played, and did not want to stop, even when their leader-conductor insisted on this. They continued, because they were captured by such an enthusiasm and joy that I can envy.

At the end of the day, the open-air cinema featured short films and cartoons produced by people with autism from all over the world. Stunning work was presented from USA, the short film «The Mask» filmed by Sharif Persod reveals the inner world and the feelings of the hero, while at the same time impressed by its originality and artistic quality. I still can not forget this movie and strongly advise you to watch it: youtu.be/oIvOjhYS6jc
#antonfest #antonfest2018"
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18 hours ago

Hidden Wings

We follow Sharif on his journey along a coastal footpath to the theatre of a neighbouring town. Along the way he talks about himself and what it means to hav... ... See MoreSee Less

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