Welcome to our website!

Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc. (DSL) is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Mary Carter, an early childhood educator who established the first Early Intervention Education program for children with Down syndrome in Kentucky. Our grassroots organization grew with parent support to incorporate in 1991 to offer services for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages in Southern Indiana and Kentucky. The Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers in Louisville, KY & Clarksville, IN are the first in the nation to offer comprehensive developmental services.

Family Member News

  • Imagine A Life Of Inclusion For All

    A wonderful article about the 2015 Capabilities Talent Show Featuring a poem written by DSL board member and self-advocate Mark Hublar.

  • DSL's Boogie Down Crew on WDRB

    The Boogie Down Crew breaks down barriers one dance step at a time.

  • Macy Knights Makes DSL History

    Macy Knights is the first DSL member to graduate with a standard diploma. Click the link above to read her story.

  • 31st Annual Pisacrita Pre Derby Golf Scramble

    Couldn't make it to the scramble this year? Click the link above to make a donation and type "Pisacrita Golf" in the honor section.

  • DS-Connect Down Syndrome Registry

    DS-Connect™: The Down Syndrome Registry
    “The new registry provides an important resource to individuals with Down syndrome and their families,” said Yvonne T. Maddox, deputy director of the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is funding the registry. “The registry links those seeking volunteers for their research studies with those who most stand to benefit from the research.

Community Events

  • DSL Halloween Zoo Party

    DSL Halloween Zoo Party

    Sunday, October 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    Please arrive at the Main Zoo Entrance (NO LATER than 3:00 pm – Zoo gates close at 3:00) & proceed to the Oasis Tent. RSVP required by Thurs., Oct. 8, at 495-5088.

  • A huge thank you to all the sponsors, family teams, volunteers, media and food vendors that braved the elements to show your support of people with Down syndrome and our Lifelong Learning Centers!

    We know many teams were not able to attend Saturday. You can still pick up your team t-shirts at the Louisville campus Mon.-Thurs. 9-7 and Friday 9-5. Spirit Wear is also available.

    October is Down Syndrome Awareness month so we will be accepting donations for prize awards through October 21 and our walk website is up through November 1.

    Continue to use your social media to promote our walk. We know we can make up the shortfall of funding caused by the inclement weather in the next few weeks.