Family Service Foundation, Inc

Archive for May, 2016

Helping a Young Adult with Autism Find Independence

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
young adult with autism

Autism does not mean your young adult won’t be able to be independent.

For most of your child’s life, you have been doing everything for them. From making their meals to getting them where they need to be for their activities, but for most parents this ends when the child enters their late teenage years. But what about parents of people with autism? Autism does not always mean that your child can not find some kind of independence. Let’s take a moment to discuss some things you can do to help your young adult with autism find their independence. (more…)

What are the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression should not be ignored.

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions in a new mother. From the excitement and joy of a new baby to the fear and anxiety that you won’t be a good parent. Being overloaded by these emotions can leave you feeling something no one wants to experience—depression. Many new mothers experience a condition known as the “baby blues”. This condition lasts for a week or two but is soon overcome. But for some, these side effects can be even more severe and long-lasting and turn into postpartum depression. Let’s take a look at the symptoms of postpartum depression and how it can be helped. (more…)

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Friday, May 13th, 2016
cerebral palsy

There are many different kinds and levels of severity of cerebral palsy.

While most people think of cerebral palsy as a single disorder, it is actually a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move. These developmental disorders not only affect the movement but can also affect a part or the entire brain. Let’s take a moment to discuss what these disorders are and how they affect your loved ones. (more…)

Is Therapy Right for Me?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Therapy can help you work through many different problems you may be having.

In a fast-paced society, people are juggling more and more unrealistic demands on their time and energy. From balancing a 40-hour work week to raising a family or having a social life, life can get complicated and overwhelming very quickly. These daily stressors can cause physical ailments, like headaches and digestive problems, and psychological issues including irritability, anxiety, and depression. While many people have found stress relief from exercise and yoga, for others therapy has helped them regain a sense of control in their lives. So how do you know if you need to seek out the therapists at Family Service Foundation? There are some signs you should look out for. (more…)

What is Down Syndrome?

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Down Syndrome affect

Down Syndrome affects one in every 691 babies born in the U.S. every year.

One in every 691 babies born in the United States is born with Down Syndrome. It is one of the most common genetic conditions and affects approximately 400,000 Americans and about 6,000 babies each year. But how does it affect the individual who has it and what causes this syndrome? 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 or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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Landover Hills