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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

  • 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!

  • "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."

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!