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.

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Family Member News

  • 3 Reasons to do Art Therapy

  • DSL Members and Staff Featured in End the R Word Video

    The cast and crew of Produce signed the "R-word" pledge. See our members and staff discuss why we shouldn't use the word anymore.

  • Congratulations Matt Maloney!

    A big CONGRATS to DSL member Matt Maloney on his 20th anniversary employed at Kroger. Quite an accomplishment.

  • Preschool Class Returning

    Child-caregiver Class for preschool-age children will return on Fridays from 10:00-12:00. Classes will be facilitated by a Developmental Therapist to enhance developmental and academic skills, as well as provide opportunities for caregivers to network with one another and gain information regarding their child’s development. Any caregiver can attend with the child (parent, family member, babysitter, etc.) and siblings are welcome. This class will meet each Friday at the Louisville Campus starting September 12th. For more information, contact Jenny Kimes at (502)495-5088 or jennyk@dsl.win.net.

Community Events

  • "Steps to Independence" Walk/Fun Run

    The 2014 Down Syndrome of Louisville "Steps to Independence" Walk/Fun Run site is now open.
    Oct. 4 • Waterfront Park

    If you are new to organizing a team, don't worry we are here to help. Contact Kris Allen at krisa@downsyndromeoflouisville.org.

  • Walk Volunteers Needed!

    DSL volunteers are special people and really help make our Walk a success. We still have a few openings for Walk/Run Volunteers during the following days. If you are interested, please email us with your availability and contact info at walkvolunteer@downsyndromeoflouisville.org.

    Pre-Registration: Oct. 1-3 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., must be 18 years or older
    Day of Walk, Oct. 4: must be 15 years or older
    •Waterfront Park: 6 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    •DSL Office: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.