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!
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!!
- Thank You to Ravalli Electric Co-op Power of Change Program!$2800 Donation from Ravalli Electric Co-op’s Power of Change program funds sensory kits for Heartism!! Lights flash, sirens blare and first responders rush to quell the crisis. When emergencies happen we predict the chaos of loud noise and the blast of sirens. For children with special needs these situations can be sensory overload and mayContinue reading “Thank You to Ravalli Electric Co-op Power of Change Program!”
- After School Program!Look for our afterschool program schedule for 21-22! After the devastating fire earlier this year we are excited about our newly remodeled facility and facelift! Fall 2020 we started our first indoor program since the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of the COVID safe fall afterschool program which benefited five community youth per session (1/2 capacity)Continue reading “After School Program!”
- Exciting HCC Certification!The HEARTism Community Center has Earned the Certified Autism Center™ Designation HEARTism Community Center is now a Certified Autism Center™, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The community center staff have completed a training and certification program to build upon their ability to educate and help socialize children withContinue reading “Exciting HCC Certification!”
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