Montana Achievement Project (MAP) is a support service dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with disabilities through employment training & skills development.
Services through the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program
- Behavioral Supports
Customized behavior plans and implementation to help foster positive behaviors and improve quality of life
- Day Support
Get out in the community, with our caring staff for a variety of stimulating activities and events
- Job Discovery
Individual assistance in the development of a career profile and employment goal or career plan
- Job Preparation
Includes formalized training and work experience intended to teach skills necessary to succeed
- Supported Employment
These skills can be through co-worker support, follow along support, individual employment support or small group employment
Offered alongside other programs, this enables individuals to gain access to community services, activities, and resources
- Adult Companionship
Non-Medical care, supervision and socialization, provided to functionally impaired adult to assist or supervise activities of daily living.
- Residential Habilitation
Assist individuals in acquiring, retaining and improving basic living and community skills
Services provided through Vocational Rehabilitation
- Job Search Assistance
Activities that support and assist an individual in searching for an appropriate job (resume preparation, identifying job opportunities, interview skills, contacts).
- On-The-Job Supports
Support services provided to support and maintain employment, whether they are in need of short term or extended services. This includes job coaching and support to stabilize and retain employment.
- Job Placement Assistance
A referral to a specific job after resulting in an interview, whether or not the individual obtained the job. Individual and customized care designed for the needs of each individual.
- Job Readiness Training
Training to prepare an individual for the world of work (e.g., appropriate work behaviors, getting to work on time, appropriate dress and grooming, increasing productivity).
Nate grew up in Minnesota and moved to Montana for school. He has lived here since 2004 with a brief stint in Alaska. Nate graduated with a B.S. In Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management with a minor in History.
He loves the wildness of Montana and all the fun things that are available in the great outdoors. Nate is very excited about the opportunity to help people find and maintain employment, gain new life experiences and improve their quality of life!
Mathea was born and raised in Central Montana. After graduating high school she attended Carroll College, majoring in Psychology. She continued her education at Montana State University – Billings and received her Masters of Science in Psychology in 2010 and enjoyed teaching Introduction to Psychology classes at MSUB City College from 2009 to 2016. While in Billings, Mathea worked with teenagers and adults, both in and out of residential settings, to improve coping skills and increase community involvement.
In spring of 2016 she moved to Bozeman and accepted a position with Montana Achievement Project. Mathea enjoys the Montana scenery and all the outdoor activities that are right outside the door. She continues to work with others to find employment opportunities to fit the needs of local employers with skillful, fellow Montanans.
Casey was born and raised in Missoula Montana. Casey graduated from Montana State University in December of 2016 with a B.S. in Community Health. He is currently working on attaining his licensing for addiction counseling and intends on continuing his education in the future in hopes of entering a career in a counseling profession. Although he graduated from MSU; Casey still identifies as a grizzly and makes time to attend the games when he can.
Casey has lived in Bozeman for six years and enjoys taking part in outdoor activities in the area. He especially enjoys fly fishing in the surrounding rivers and backpacking in the greater Gallatin area. Casey enjoys the opportunity of working for MAP and the individuals he gets to interact with everyday. Having the chance to help people find and maintain employment is both rewarding and meaningful work.
Laura is a Fourth-generation Bozemanite who is excited to be back home after 25 years of work in the film and community marketing/fund raising industries. She is especially excited to be a part of the Montana Achievement Project and its mission to promote community development through helping clients discover their passion and find meaningful employment.
Prior to returning to Bozeman, Laura completed her English degree at Georgetown University and worked in documentary television as a writer and director for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic in such productions as Shark Week. Her work has taken her around the world, witnessing first-hand the central and critical importance of the integration and involvement of all members in any community. It is her firm commitment that a community thrives in its diversity and uniqueness.
Barrett grew up in California where he attended Mt. San Antonio College and completed his A.S. in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. He then followed his passion for the outdoors and lived between Mammoth Lakes, CA and Wanaka, New Zealand for a few years. During this time, he completed a separate A.A. degree in Social and Behavioral Science at Cerro Coso Community College. He then transferred to Oregon State University – Cascades, in Bend, OR where he completed his B.S. in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership – Adventure Leadership and Education.
Barrett moved to Bozeman in the fall of 2016 and immediately fell in love with the area. He enjoys rock climbing in the warmer months and snowboarding during the rest of the year. Barrett takes pride in enhancing other’s lives in a wide variety of settings and he’s excited to use his skills at Montana Achievement Project to do just that.