American Dream Employment Network
The American Dream Employment Network (ADEN) is a solution-oriented administrative Employment Network (EN) model. ADEN provides support to American Job Centers, Employers, Community Rehabilitation Providers and other interested Community Partners, from across the country, in providing high quality services to Social Security disability beneficiaries through Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Ticket to Work program. ADEN serves three populations:
Employment Service Providers: Agencies that provide employment services to job seekers with disabilities are invited to become ADEN Members. Members represent state and local Workforce Investment Boards, community rehabilitation providers and other qualified and interested community partners across the country.
Job Seekers: If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and are between the ages of 18-64, and you’re ready to return to work, we are here to support you. Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time, returning to work or currently working, ADEN can support you in your efforts.
Employers: ADEN is committed to working closely with employers that are interested in diversifying their workforce, as well as federal contractors hiring individuals with disabilities.
"The center will provide federal, state and local workforce partners with access to information they can use to help people with disabilities find jobs," said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. "By promoting policies and practices that research shows us are effective in increasing the employment of people with disabilities, we are making a strategic investment in both their futures and in our nation's long-term economic well-being."
The LEAD Center will conduct policy and research initiatives on improving employment outcomes, including job retention, for job seekers with disabilities. Additionally, a key component of the center's work will be translating emerging and successful solutions, as identified through demonstration projects and research, into policy and practice. The center also will support ODEP in encouraging innovative practices and facilitating their implementation at both the workforce system and individual levels, including providing technical assistance and training to workforce-related entities.
Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to do so. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
We connect product and service contracts to a national network of nonprofits who employ people with disabilities. Working together, we meet requirements cost effectively and efficiently while changing lives. When you work with SourceAmerica, everyone wins.
Viscardi Center/National Business & Disability Council
The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is an employer organization and comprehensive resource for disability best practices. Its corporate partners are predominantly Fortune 1000 companies and government employers committed to disability diversity. By becoming a NBDC Corporate Partner, companies can proactively strengthen and diversify their workforce as well as comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal regulations. NBDC can also assist companies in marketing to the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, as well as gain greater insight into the economic contributions that accessible information and communication technology provides to companies.
Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label is the leading cross-sector partnership offering businesses a range of solutions from diversity recruiting strategies recruitment advertising to planning and training.