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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

  • Register your team by August 6 and receive a free professionally produced walk poster celebrating your loved-one with Down syndrome.

  • DSL WALK KICKOFF EVENT
    Puzzle’s Fun Dome
    11530 Bluegrass Parkway Suite A, Louisville, KY
    Friday, August 5th
    6:30 to 8:30pm
    This is a Family Night Pizza Party!
    Come enjoy time with your family and get your WALK team all set up with help from DSL staff.
    DOOR PRIZES!
    RSVP 502-495-5088
    ALL FAMILIES & TEAMS WELCOME

    DSL WALK KICKOFF EVENT
    SIGS Sportsplex
    4343 Security Pkwy, New Albany, IN 47150
    Saturday, August 6th
    6:00 to 8:00pm
    This is a Family Night Pizza Party!
    Come enjoy time with your family and get your WALK team all set up with help from DSL staff.
    DOOR PRIZES!
    RSVP 502-495-5088
    ALL FAMILIES & TEAMS WELCOME

  • 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.

  • 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."

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!