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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

  • 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.

  • 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‚Äôs 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!

  • A huge thank you to Hanger Charitable Foundation for your $2,000 grant to be used towards our bike camps!

  • Great News! Down Syndrome of Louisville was awarded a $20,000 Grant from UPS to purchase a van to transport our members to various community outings. We are so grateful for our partnership with UPS and their employees who volunteer and contribute to the Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers!

Community Events

  • Thank you to the families and friends that made donations or joined us for a wonderful day of celebration!
    A special thanks to our sponsors for helping make this day so special. Click on the link above to get to your team page.