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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

  • Under Construction

    DSL is under construction! If you can believe it, we have outgrown our gorgeous and enormous facility on Hurstbourne Parkway. To be sure we are equipped and ready for our huge summer program, we are turning the patio into 2 new classrooms! Please be patient as this process is completed and be aware of the construction site on the furthest side of the building from the main parking lot. And as always, please be mindful of our 10mph speed limit in the lot/driveway.
    If you would like to make a donation to help us complete this project: https://downsyndromeoflouisvilleorg.presencehost.net/get-involved/donate.html
    Thank you for your support of DSL. It is because of you we are busting at the seams!

  • "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.

Community Events

  • Don't miss out on the best Derby Party of the season! Click to purchase your tickets today.

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