The American Dream Employment Network (ADEN), an administrative EN, is a consortium of service providers and employers working together to create a path for individuals with disabilities, who are currently receiving Social Security disability benefits, and want to return to, or begin working for the first time. ADEN is an approved Employment Network operating under Social Security's Ticket to Work program.

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New from the Training Library

September 6, 2016

The monthly ADEN Huddle is for ADEN Members with the following agenda items:  ADEN Snapshot, Announcements, Mini-Training, and Office Hours for Members.

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August 30, 2016

The monthly ADEN Core Training C series is available for ADEN Members who have not attended training on the training topics or what a refresher course. Members can join all or some of the topics listed. It is recommended if you are joining only some of the topics to join the webinar platform 5-10 minutes prior to the posted times below, as they are expected start times.

Spotlight

The Ticket to Work program offers an opportunity for providers to assist Social Security disability beneficiaries in returning to gainful employment and generate a revenue stream to support these activities. Providers have struggled with the complexity of becoming an Employment Network (EN), managing payments and tracking Ticket holder data, which in turn keeps providers from accessing this potential revenue stream. Recently, ADEN presented a special webinar for the Kessler Foundation to explain how the Ticket program works, and how the ADEN can help make this process easier by offering you long-term support and technical assistance. 

Who ADEN Serves

  • Employment Service Providers

    ADEN invites individuals and agencies providing employment services to people with disabilities to join our Network.

  • Job Seekers

    ADEN provides comprehensive employment support services to individuals receiving SSDI or SSI benefits. If you're between the ages of 18-64 and you’re ready to return to work, contact us.

  • Employers

    ADEN is committed to working closely with employers that have interest in diversifying their workforce, as well as federal contractors hiring individuals with disabilities. 

For Employment Service Providers

Benefits of ADEN Membership

  1. ADEN is the EN of record, meaning more time to focus on providing employment support services rather than administrative duties
  2. Immediate access to the Ticket to Work program
  3. Professional training and ongoing technical assistance from national experts
  4. Access to a secure electronic portal offering state-of-the-art resources to simplify data management collection
  5. Timely billing and distribution of Ticket revenue
  6. Relationship building: ADEN connects members with employer partners committed to hiring individuals with disabilities

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What is Ticket to Work?

The return to gainful employment can be complicated and challenging, especially for individuals receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits. Recognizing this challenge, SSA offers support services through the Ticket to Work program to individuals looking to achieve financial self-sufficiency. If you are between the ages of 18-64 and are receiving SSI or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you likely have a Ticket. SSA disability beneficiary providers under the Ticket to Work program are known as Employment Networks (EN). The American Dream Employment Network (ADEN) is an approved SSA Ticket to Work EN.

Resources for Employers

The American Dream Employment Network (ADEN) is focused on building a network of Employer Partners who are interested in diversifying their workforce by hiring qualified ADEN Participants. Human resource associations note employers value having a single point of contact to assist in the recruitment, hiring, and retaining of personnel with disabilities. ADEN can serve as the preferred resource to federal contractors and employers looking for potential job candidates who will be provided with ongoing employment support.

Interested in Working with ADEN?