Winter Newsletter 2021

We’ve been through so much and are blessed with the exciting and meaningful direction we are heading. Here’s the latest: We had our very own Holiday Dance Concert facilitated by professional dancer and choreographer Heather Adams. We also hosted a successful Art Sale and Show in December. Music, cooking, gardening and outdoors skills were enjoyedContinue reading “Winter Newsletter 2021”

Holiday Dance Concert First!

HEARTism shows holiday spirit and sparkle with Heather Adams, professional choreographer and dancer. December 2, 2021, students, families and community members enjoyed a first ever HEARTism dance concert. This was made possible by a National Endowment for the Art Challenge America Grant and generous donations from the Rapp Family Trust and others for initially bringingContinue reading “Holiday Dance Concert First!”

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!”

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!”

HEARTISM’S Direction During COVID-19

In addition to the classes designed specifically to meet the needs of the Bitterroot Valley’s children with special needs, HEARTism is expanding services:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, HEARTism Community Center is shifting our focus from large group/community events to one-on-one therapy services such as occupational and physical therapy, music therapy (already available to our children onlineContinue reading “HEARTISM’S Direction During COVID-19”