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.
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Heartism Community Center
Address: 1120 Main Street, Corvallis, Montana 59828
Phone: (406) 210-2937
Email: [email protected]
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