OUR MISSION – The mission of Bitterroot Arts for Autism ~ HEARTism Center (BAA) 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
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.
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, 1040 Main Street, Corvallis, Montana 59828
Certified Director and Instructors!
Weekly Music Therapy Classes via Zoom! (On hold this month)
SUMMER DAY CAMP FUN!
See schedule for free camps!
Grant Awards and Programming
2020 National Endowment for the Arts, Challenge Grant: Workshops
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!!
Summer Programs are full! 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