Welcome to our website!

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

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    Down Syndrome of Louisville KENTUCKY follows the JCPS closings. (Not delays)
    The DSL INDIANA campus follows New Albany Floyd County closings. (Not delays)

  • "What started out as a personal dream for David has turned into something much bigger as he continues to help create communities where everyone is appreciated."

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

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

  • Macy Knights is the first DSL member to graduate with a standard diploma. Click the link above to read her story.

Community Events

  • Gallop Gala sponsorships and reservations are now available. Reserve your spot today!

  • Indiana Open House and Potluck

    Indiana Open House and Potluck

    Save the Date! Potluck and Open House
    March 4th, 2016 at 6:00pm
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    2796 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 47150

    Come check out our new digs, and hang out with DSL friends and families!
    Bring a side dish, DSL will provide the rest.

    Have questions? Diana Merzwelier 502-495-5088 ext. 226 or dianam@dsl.win.net
    Carly Stotts 502-648-0523 or Carlys@dsl.win.net