Jitterbug, a service that provides easy to use cell phones and service to the disabled community has joined forces with Two Steps Forward to help children and adults with social communications disorders.
Two Steps Forward, a company that delivers support services to non-profit organization and individuals with social communications disorders, recently announced that it has included Jitterbug simple cell phones and service in its training systems that teach those with social communications disorders how to stay in contact more effectively with family and friends – a process many of these individuals have struggled with consistently due to the complexity of today’s cell phones. A training manual describing product related ideas on community safety and communication for the individuals themselves, their families, teachers, and counselors is also available.
More than 10% of the U.S. population falls into the classification of disorders that impact the daily social and communication process. Social communication disorders include autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder (add), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), severe learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and other developmental disabilities.
Jitterbug’s mission has always been to offer its customers simplicity, personalization and a superior level of customer service. With its easy to use phones, 24/7 live operator service and affordable rate plans with no contracts, Jitterbug provides a simple cell phone experience.
“Jitterbug is in a class by itself when it comes to simplicity. Not only is the Jitterbug phone so easy to use but the service and friendly operator assistance make it the perfect fit with the disability community to increase independence and community participation” said James Emmett, Two Step Forward Managing Partner and Disability Consultant who served as the initial Disability Program Manager for Walgreens helping them develop their national disability outreach initiative.
“I am pleased that Jitterbug can make such a difference for individuals with social disabilities and their families, helping them become more empowered,” said Arlene Harris, Jitterbug Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Directors. “It is enormously gratifying to see our customers living healthy productive lives.”