OUR MISSION – The mission of HEARTism Community Center is to provide education and socialization for children with special needs through exploration of the arts — music, dance, creative movement, yoga, a variety of activities and life skills — while supporting and educating parents and families.

Jessica Fitzpatrick, Director and Founder, TEDX Talk! Video of Jessica’s TEDX Talk

As of June 2020, HEARTism is a Certified Autism Center!

OUR VISION – Bringing families together to celebrate the diverse gifts of children of all abilities through creative fun to encourage a life beyond labels

November 2016 HEARTism Community Center opened its doors in downtown Corvallis offering services to children and families with special needs. HEARTism (Healing Arts for Autism and All Abilities) offers summer camps and a variety of art, music,exercise, cooking and life skills classes to children of all ages in a warm, welcoming, sensory friendly environment.

About Us

Joy, Access, Freedom of Expression

HEARTism Community Center, a project of Bitter Root RC&D,  is located at 1040 Main street on the southeast corner of First and Main street in downtown Corvallis , Montana. Our center contains a sensory gym, an art center, a commercial kitchen, 2 ADA compliant bathrooms all on a single floor including a fenced in backyard with a playground and garden. Heartism406@gmail.com 406-210-2937

Certification and Programming!

How to Donate!

Giving online has never been more secure, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Bitterrootartsforautism/ click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations mailed to HEARTism, PO Box 14, Corvallis, Montana 59828

Certified Director and Instructors!


Weekly Music Therapy Classes

Sept. 24th and 28th



Grant Awards and Programming

New Clay and Movement: Shapes in Motion, with Jen Ogden and Heather Adams, funded in part by MAC.

Ripple Effect, Movement for Connection- We celebrate this successful partnership completed Spring 2021!

Family and Professional development (funded in part by the NEA) videos and on-demand resources will be posted in September on or new Resource Page!!


Recent Updates

Fall registration is open! Call for information on the Adult social club and other activities.

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. When we engage, we all benefit!

Please contact us at 406-210-2937