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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.

Family Member News

  • Come to a Walk Kickoff Party and Win a TV!

    It's an open house. Come by at your convenience.
    Stop in, have some pizza, set up your walk page and WIN A TV!!

    Clarksville Campus August 14th Stop in between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Louisville Campus August 21st Stop in between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m

    Every Family Attending will be eligible to win a Door Prize of 32" LED HDTV along with other DSL apparel and logo items!

    Bring your smart phone or flash drive loaded with your favorite picture of your son and daughter and we will have volunteers on hand in our computer lab to help you set up your walk team on our website.

    Volunteers will be on hand to keep your children entertained while you are setting up your Walk page to honor your son or daughter.

    The Steps to Independence Walk is on October 3rd.

  • 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.

  • DSL Member Ellie Gets An Amazing Surprise!

    A local high school basketball star is melting hearts across the country with his prom proposal.
    Trey Moses plays for Eastern High School and he has a girlfriend -- but he decided to ask someone else to prom.
    He tweeted photos of himself holding up a sign and giving flowers to Ellie Meredith, who has down syndrome.
    The two became close through a program at school that develops friendships between students with and without disabilities.

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