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Archive for March, 2016

What are Developmental Disabilities?

Monday, March 14th, 2016
developmental disabilities

What exactly is a developmental disability?

Although many of us may know someone with a family member who has a developmental disability, often our knowledge does not go far beyond that.  And all too often, we feel uncomfortable talking about it, which makes it hard to learn more.  There are many different categories of disability and they each have their own symptoms that affect how an individual may react to different situations.  Knowing more about specific developmental disabilities can  help us have better relationships with individuals who are challenged by them and help us better support their families as well. Let’s take a moment to discuss what a developmental disability is and how various disabilities differ. (more…)

What are Community Learning Services?

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Community learning services

Community learning services allow individuals with disabilities to learn a skill and help their community.

For many adults with developmental disabilities, holding a typical 8-hour job can be extremely hard. This can not only leave them dependent on someone else for their living costs, it can also contribute to frustration levels and leave them feeling depressed. But with our community learning services, these individuals – our clients — gain skills that can be used to benefit members of the community and build self-esteem.  So what is community learning? Read on to find out! (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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