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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 & New Albany, IN are the first in the nation to offer comprehensive developmental services.

Family Member News

  • Inclement Weather Policy:
    Our Kentucky Campus follows the Jefferson County Public School Closings.
    Our Indiana Campus follows the
    New Albany/ Floyd County School Closings
    During inclement weather for
    weekend events, please call ahead to check for cancellations 502-495-5088
    or check DSL Facebook Page

  • My name is Kelsey Stumbo and I am a sophomore student at Eastern Kentucky University in the Honors Program as a Pre-Occupational Science major. I am currently working on an undergraduate thesis research project titled Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Down Syndrome. I am working under the guidance of Kelly Leigers, MS, OTR/L, a faculty member in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. I plan on using the information gathered to design a general education classroom that promotes the inclusion of children with and without Down Syndrome. Click on the link below to take the survey.
    If you have any questions or would like to complete the survey verbally, please contact me at kelsey_stumbo@mymail.eku.edu or (606)316-9643 or contact my advisor, Kelly Leigers, MS, OTR/L at kelly.leigers@eku.edu or (859)622-6314.


    We have once again been showered with love from Kosair Charities DSL has received a grant for $100,000 to continue serving world class programming to our members and their families in both Kentucky and Indiana. We ❤️ Kosair! #thankyou #compassioncity #KosairKids

  • While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.

Community Events

  • Don't miss your chance to win a 2 tickets to Super Bowl LII on February 4th in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Along with the tickets you will receive $1,000 in spending money.
    Purchase your raffle tickets today!
    Tickets: $100 per chance
    Drawing: December 8, 2017 at 4:00pm
    All proceeds benefit Down Syndrome of Louisville's Lifelong Learning Programs.

    KY Charitable License #ORG1871