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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

  • An informative article written by Richard Bush, attorney and DSL dad.

  • This study is about prenatal genetic screening for Down Syndrome, and abortion, as well
    as the effects of individual’s choices about both, on the community and the lives of those
    who have the condition and their families. It is important that we gain a better
    understanding of how parents who are raising a child with Down Syndrome feel about
    prenatal genetic screening techniques and selective abortion for the condition. The
    perspectives of families affected by Down Syndrome are an important consideration in
    the development of public policies.
    Click on the link above for more information.

  • 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

  • We are thrilled to share our new blog, Our World, Our Words. Filled with stories and articles written by the members of Down Syndrome of Louisville.

  • We have created this satisfaction survey for our families to take to ensure that we continue to provide world class programming and services to you! Please take a moment to fill it out.

Community Events

  • Friday, April 21st, 2017
    Louisville Marriott Downtown
    The excitement is building for this year's Gallop Gala! Entering its 6th year, the Gallop Gala continues to grow!

  • Don't miss your chance to win a 2017 Kentucky Derby Experience! This year we are raffling off 6 seats in covered Section 324 for both Oaks and Derby. Not only would you win 6 tickets for both Friday and Saturday, but you would also get a private backside tour of Churchill Downs for 6. Purchase your raffle tickets today!

  • Save the Date September 30, 2017
    Join our 2017 Steps to Independence Walk and Run Committee
    We value your ideas contact Whitney Hobbs to learn more or offer your suggestions!
    Click above to email, or call 502-495-5088