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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

  • Imagine A Life Of Inclusion For All

    A wonderful article about the 2015 Capabilities Talent Show Featuring a poem written by DSL board member and self-advocate Mark Hublar.

  • DSL's Boogie Down Crew on WDRB

    The Boogie Down Crew breaks down barriers one dance step at a time.

  • 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.

  • 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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