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Three Common Myths About Therapy

The benefits of therapy are limitless. When it comes to your mental health, talking to a professional is absolutely the best route you can take. When considering therapy, you may have some hesitations. It’s important to know that you’re not alo[...]

All About Weighted Blankets

While everyone loves a blanket to snuggle up in, a weighted blanket may have some positive effects on your loved ones with all types of disabilities. A weighted blanket is the newest accessories for children and adults with developmental disabi[...]

What are Anxiety Disorders?

While anxiety is a part of life, anxiety disorders can be crippling if not dealt with properly. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in many different situations. From alerts you to possible danger to helping you focus o[...]

The History of American Sign Language

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[...]

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Do you know what Fragile X Syndrome is? Fragile X syndrome is not as wide known as other developmental disorders like autism. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a change in the person’s genes. This disorder is caused when change[...]

How Can You Benefit from Anger Management Counseling?

If you feel yourself becoming in a fit of rage, it could be time to seek some help with anger management counseling. Joy, sadness, disgust, fear, and anger are the five basic emotions everyone feels. But depending on how you manage and express [...]

What Is DORS and How Does It Work?

When you work with DORS, you will feel independent and confident in your abilities. As a part of our Developmental Disabilities services, Family Service Foundation works with individuals to help them find a job based on their skill level. We of[...]

Family Service Foundation Hosted “Choose Recovery 2016” Event

Choosing recovery is only one step away. With a clear focus on both mental health and substance abuse recovery, Family Service Foundation (FSF) hosted the “Choose Recovery 2016” event. This program was designed to encourage growth, change lives[...]

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide

Suicide is not something you should ignore. Take a look at some of these warning signs and remember that there are people who can help. Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and postpartum depression are all mental illnesses with a high [...]

What are the Symptoms of 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 t[...]

What is 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 n[...]

Is Therapy Right for Me?

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 havi[...]

What is Down Syndrome?

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[...]

What is Autism?

Autism and ASDs are a common diagnosis but that does not mean people truly understand what it is. It may seem like being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common diagnosis these days. But how much do you really know about au[...]

What are 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 i[...]

What are 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 depende[...]

Part 2: The Moods of Bipolar Disorder

People suffering from bipolar disorder can experience a wide array of moods. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that is full of unpredictable ups and downs. Now that we know what bipolar disorder is and how it can be helped, it is importa[...]

What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders have been in the new lately, but do you really know what they are? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in people whose mothers drank alcohol during the pregnancy. Th[...]

Dealing with ADHD as an Adult

ADHD can affect people of all ages. But how do you deal with this disorder as an adult? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most commonly thought of as a childhood disability. But that does not mean it can’t affect people well in[...]

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a term that is used frequently in our society. But many of us who use it loosely are unaware of what it really means.  Sometimes we can use it in a way that stigmatizes those seeking help. To instead help those suffering from a[...]