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Four Tips For Working With People With Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Here are five tips you should use when you’re working with people who have developmental disabilities.

There are people in the world who set lower expectations for people with developmental disabilities. Because of this, there are people with developmental disabilities who don’t have high expectations for themselves either. However, there are people who use negative thoughts to motivate them to break away from an unwanted stigma, and achieve more than people may realize was possible. Working with people who have developmental disabilities can be more rewarding than people think. They are capable of more than people expect, and it all starts with how people approach them. Here are five tips you should use when you’re working with people who have developmental disabilities.

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Five Common Misconceptions About American Sign Language

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Let’s look at five misconceptions associated with American Sign Language.

American Sign Language (ASL), like any foreign language, falls prey to a wide array of misconceptions from people who have less familiarity with the language.

While it is called “American” Sign Language, this doesn’t mean it shares all of the same traits as the English language and is simply a representation of English that uses hands and gestures.

But ASL is different from that. Let’s look at five misconceptions associated with ASL.

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4 Habits That Unintentionally Damage Your Relationship

Friday, October 20th, 2017

4 Habits That Unintentionally Damage Your Relationship

But even if we don’t realize it, unhealthy habits can damage even our most treasured relationships, especially with significant others.

Think back to when you first met your spouse or your partner: that rush of excitement every time you had the chance to spend time with them, or the feeling that you couldn’t bear to be away from them when life took you on your own journeys through the day. But even if we don’t realize it, unhealthy habits can damage even our most treasured relationships, especially with significant others. (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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