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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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The Need for Sign Language Interpreters

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Sign-Language-InterpretersThe need for sign language interpreters is always growing in today’s society. Not only do the sign language interpreters need to understand sign language, they also need to sign fluently as well. Interpreters are needed in a number of different situations such as schools, appointments, meetings, and overall community interaction.

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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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