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Archive for August, 2016

The Difference Between Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Do you know what the difference between an intellectual and a developmental disability are?

There are many different terms to describe a disability but when it comes down to it, there are two different categories for them: intellectual and developments. While developmental disabilities may encompass people with intellectual disabilities, depending on their condition, they are not the same. Let’s take a look at these two different categories and what they mean. (more…)

What You Can Do to Prevent Teen Suicide

Friday, August 19th, 2016
teen suicide

Every parent should know the warning signs of teen suicide.

In 2014, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with 42,773 deaths. With teenage suicide making headlines, it is no wonder that parents everywhere are wondering what they can do to help prevent this tragedy from striking in their home. So as the school year begins, let’s take a look at what you can do to help prevent teen suicide from striking your home. (more…)

Psychologist versus Psychiatrist: What is the Difference?

Monday, August 15th, 2016
psychologist and a psychiatrist

Do you know the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologist and psychiatrist are two terms that are often confused. But these two terms mean completely different things. While they both study the brain, emotions, thoughts, and feelings, there are some distinct differences between the two fields of study. Let’s take a look at each of these positions and their differences. (more…)

The History of American Sign Language

Monday, August 8th, 2016
American Sign Language ASL

American Sign Language allows people of all different ages to connect with one another.

From medical exam rooms to speeches to church services, American Sign Language can be found in the most extraordinary places. It has helped people heal when they are sick, find what they are searching for, and helped neighbors communicate. But have you ever wondered where this language system came from? Let’s take a look at the origins of American Sign Language. (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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