Meet some Employment Networks in your area!
Employment Networks work with individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability through the Ticket to Work program. Employment Networks are another resource for you patients. Here is the link to Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, discussing choosing the right employment network for you: https://choosework.ssa.gov/library/choosing-the-right-employment-network-for-you
Below are just a few options for Employment Networks in Michigan that may be able to assist your patients.
Abbott & Associates:
https://en.abbottcreditsolutions.com/index.html Provide Employment Network services to those individuals who are disabled and are receiving SSI and SSDI benefits and want to obtain employment.
American Dream Employment Network
https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/aden/ 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.
Best Buddies celebrates 30 years of inclusion for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Individualized employment advisement, assessment, and referral service.
Worked with Michigan Rehabilitation Services as well as the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons and the Social Security Administration. Experience in overcoming other types of barriers: criminal backgrounds, active substance abuse, rural geography, transportation issues, lack of or intermittent work history and domestic turmoil.
Easter Seals (National Employment Network)
Easter Seals works with the SSA as an Employment Network to offer this program to individuals who are receiving Social Security disability benefits and who are interested in obtaining or advancing in employment. The program provides services to help participants achieve greater independence and self-sufficiency through employment.
Our program has two primary areas of focus:
- Employment Assistance and Follow Along Support - assists SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients in obtaining and retaining employment.
- Benefits Planning and Work Incentives Counseling - assists disability beneficiaries in understanding how federal cash (SSDI or SSI) and healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) benefits are impacted by work. This service also helps individuals understand and utilize the state and federal work incentives available and assists with community resource navigation to support the transition to gainful employment.