Hidden Wings: A job and a friend for everyone with Autism

 

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.

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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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Hidden Wings added 2 new photos.

One month ago, the lights dimmed across the world with the passing of Remo Belli. But, if we listen closely to his drums, Remo is still softly saying "Keep the Beat." When we bang the drum, the lights turn back on.

Below is the first table drum Remo ever made for our students at Hidden Wings. What a great day it was.

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One month ago, the lights dimmed across the world with the passing of Remo Belli. But, if we listen closely to his drums, Remo is still softly saying Keep the Beat. When we bang the drum, the lights turn back on. 

Below is the first table drum Remo ever made for our students at Hidden Wings. What a great day it was. 

(https://www.facebook.com/remopercussion/)

Hidden Wings added 4 new photos.

Today Hidden Wings would like to shout out student Kevin Hosseini.

Although the talented painter now lives near San Diego, it was here that he began to bless the world with his paintings as a prodigy at age 9. Kevin, a former Carpinteria resident, participated in many Hidden Wings activities, including drumming, hiking and kayaking.

He is known throughout the world as one of the finest painters on the autistic spectrum, with work displayed at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

We are still enriched by the work he does today. The paintings below grace each room of the Hidden Wings house. They are all variations on the butterfly — luminous, passionate and funny. You can see one butterfly chomping on the edge of Van Gogh’s Wildflowers. Together the paintings are a constant source of both meditation and gratitude.

Thank you, Kevin.
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Today Hidden Wings would like to shout out student Kevin Hosseini. 

Although the talented painter now lives near San Diego, it was here that he began to bless the world with his paintings as a prodigy at age 9. Kevin, a former Carpinteria resident, participated in many Hidden Wings activities, including drumming, hiking and kayaking. 

He is known throughout the world as one of the finest painters on the autistic spectrum, with work displayed at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

We are still enriched by the work he does today. The paintings below grace each room of the Hidden Wings house. They are all variations on the butterfly — luminous, passionate and funny. You can see one butterfly chomping on the edge of Van Gogh’s Wildflowers. Together the paintings are a constant source of both meditation and gratitude.

Thank you, Kevin.

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Brie WilkinsonThese butterflies are beautiful as they fly towards an abstract painting of wildflowers in the sky. 🌻🌻

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