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Heartism

Once Upon A Gene

Heartism

December 12, 2019

Heartism

ONCE UPON A GENE – EPISODE 008

Heartism of the Bitterroot

My guest today is a pillar in her community, starting an inclusive community center called Heartism Community Center, offering kids of any ability free cooking classes, art classes, yoga classes and more. 

Jessica Fitzpatrick is the Founder and Director of Heartism Community Center and Bitterroot Arts for Autism, a Seattle non-profit serving special needs children and families. Her background is Therapeutics in Recreation and Psychology with a Bachelor of Science and a passion for understanding the world in a new way as an autism advocate/activist. Jessica’s daughter, Sequoia, launched Jessica’s journey into the depths of autism and sensory processing. 

I’m so grateful to have met Jessica. She is a very special person with a gentle, captivating energy that vibrates warmly around you. She’s one of the first autism moms that I’ve chatted with for the podcast, but it’s interesting that these moms have a lot in common. They’re calming and soothing to be around and talk to and they inspire me. I feel so lucky to have parents like this on my team.

CONNECT WITH JESSICA

Heartism Community Center, Bitterroot Arts for Autism Facebook Page

Heartism Community Center

Address: 1120 Main Street, Corvallis, Montana 59828

Phone: (406) 210-2937

Email: [email protected]

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED

Jessica Fitzpatrick: Autism and Community Inclusion TED Talk

The PLAY Project Autism Intervention Program

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