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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Upcoming Training Events

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July 18, 2017

The monthly ADEN Core Training C series is available for ADEN Members who have not attended training on the training topics or want a refresher course.

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July 17, 2017

The monthly ADEN Core Training A series is available for ADEN Members who have not yet attended training on the training topics or want a refresher course.

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July 12, 2017

Join National Disability Institute as we explore assistive technology (AT) programs and how assistive technology can be an asset building strategy to help individuals build their financial well-being.

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Journey From Pain to Platinum:

Diane Seney’s path to employment has changed the lives of many, including those who supported her on her path. Diane works as a cashier at a home improvement store and she is the first to tell you that her job is so much more than a paycheck. Diane is making a difference in the lives of the people she meets, as well as herself. She does expend a lot of energy to help customers, co-workers and friends, but the smiles she puts on people’s faces seem to give her even more strength and energy in return.

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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.

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