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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

  • Thank you so much to everyone who made this year's Celebrity Golf Tournament and Auction a success. We certainly couldn't have done it without you.

  • 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.

  • Schedule
    9:30 a.m.- Check in begins for the Jr. Golfers
    10:00 a.m. - Tournament for Youth and Adults with Down syndrome.
    Junior golfers, ages 5 and older, will play a short scramble with Celebrities & Golf Pros.
    11:00 a.m. - Junior Awards, Lunch, and Performance by the “Boogie Down Crew” 
    1:00 p.m.- Swim Party at Audubon’s Pool
    *All ages can enjoy an Olympic size pool and child’s splash pool too!

    Call 502-648-5088 to RSVP your golfer or swimmer

  • DSL receives Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Gold Accreditation. "In 2015, Down Syndrome of Louisville was looking for a challenge and they found it. After 12 months of planning, reviewing, organizing and developing the 130 outcomes spanning the DSAIA’s Accreditation Checklist, Down Syndrome of Louisville completed and received is Gold Accreditation."

  • Daniel Pitino Foundation

    The Daniel Pitino Foundation has awarded DSL with a generous $10,000 grant to be used towards our Early Education Programs. Thank you!

Community Events

  • Thank you Dr. Austin!

    Thank you Dr. Austin!

    Dr. Erle Austin, renowned congenial heart surgeon was awarded the Down Syndrome of Louisville Mary Carter Award for improving the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome.
    Hundreds of children and adults are leading healthy lives due to Dr. Austin and his compassionate care. Thank you Dr. Austin!