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



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Hidden Wings picked as Nonprofit of the Year

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2023 Hidden Wings picked as Nonprofit of the Year


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Why Give to Hidden Wings?

After high school, young adults with autism and learning differences face a lonely and bewildering world, a world that sees deficits but not gifts, burdens but not benefits. Hidden Wings is a path-breaking model of transforming lives, and giving hope to those whom society would leave behind.

We are a not-for-profit 501 c3 corporation and all contributions are tax-deductible. We turn to you to help make dreams happen. Help us unfurl the gifts of young adults on the autistic spectrum!

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“Hidden Wings is a place where young people with autism can spread their own wings while 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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