American Dream Employment Network Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is aden?

American Dream Employment Network (ADEN) is a national administrative Employment Network providing employment services and benefits advisement to disability beneficiaries under the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program. Led by subject matter experts, ADEN is a division of National Disability Institute (NDI) whose mission is to build a better economic future for Americans with disabilities. ADEN achieves this mission through a network of qualified providers across the country called ADEN members. 

What is the ticket to work Program?

As an Employment Network through ADEN, Disability Advocates provides employment services to SSA disability beneficiaries under the Ticket to Work program. The goal of the Ticket to Work program is to assist beneficiaries in returning to work who have the goal of achieving financial self-sufficiency. If you are currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and between ages 18 through 64, Ticket to WORK may support your employment goals. 

What services do aden affiliates ofer?

As an an ADEN provider, Disability Advocates offers services that can lead to the long-term financial stability of each participant. Our team offers the following core services:

  • Career counseling
  • Job search support
  • Social Security Benefits and Work Incentive Advisement by certified personnel
  • Ongoing long-term employment support
  • Financial management resources
  • Connection to employers hiring qualified candidates with a disabilty

what are the outcomes of aden?

ADEN providers like Disability Advocates consistently deliver preferred economic outcomes for participants. Below are a few key success indicators:

  • 65% of ADEN participants and have an average hourly wage of $18.11
  • The average time for ADEN participants to start receiving services until they start a job is three months
  • From 2015-2021, ADEN helped program participants achieve more than $10 million in earnings. 

Where can I learn more about Aden?

There are numerous resources for learning more about ADEN. Below are a few ways to connect:

  • Contact Disability Advocates’ Workforce Development Department by calling (616) 949-1100 or emailing Benefits & Employment Specialist Chloe Bayer at
  • Call (844) 687-2336 to talk to an ADEN staff member or email
  • Visit the ADEN website to view a Members list and to access free resources
  • Learn more about Ticket to Work: