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

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Family Member News

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    Down Syndrome of Louisville KENTUCKY follows the JCPS closings. (Not delays)
    The DSL INDIANA campus follows Greater Clark County closings. (Not delays)

  • Thanksgiving Schedule

    The DSL offices will be closed on November 27 & 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. We hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday with their family!

  • Vote For Daniel!

    DSL member Daniel Noltemeyer is up for the NASCAR Humanitarian award for his work with Best Buddies Kentucky.

  • Sarah Basham featured on WHAS11

    DSL member Sarah Basham is a varsity cheerleader, and a member of the ROTC. Watch how her infectious spirit inspired a WHAS11 reporter to do a story all about her.

  • 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

  • Walk Prize Orders

    Congrats to all our Walk Teams that raised enough money to earn a prize! The deadline to order your Walk prizes is Wednesday, Nov. 12. Print the Prize Order Form and return it to DSL no later than this date.

  • Thank you for a successful Walk!

    Thank you to the families and friends that made donations or joined us for a wonderful day of celebration!

    We will still be accepting donations until November 15th. Inquire with your employer for matching gift opportunities in order to boost your final team totals. October 22nd is the deadline to turn in donations to qualify for team incentive prizes.