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.

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Family Member News

  • Sarah Basham featured on WHAS11

    DSL member Sarah Basham is a varsity cheerleader, and a member of the ROTC. Watch how her infectious spirit inspired a WHAS11 reporter to do a story all about her.

  • DS-Connect Down Syndrome Registry

    DS-Connect™: The Down Syndrome Registry
    “The new registry provides an important resource to individuals with Down syndrome and their families,” said Yvonne T. Maddox, deputy director of the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is funding the registry. “The registry links those seeking volunteers for their research studies with those who most stand to benefit from the research.

  • Louisville Screening of "Produce"

    Thank you to everyone who attended the screening of Produce it was a sellout! Another big thank you to the Idea Film Festival and Louisville Slugger for donating a special Produce Bat to be auctioned at our celebrity auction in June.

  • Congratulations Matt Maloney!

    A big CONGRATS to DSL member Matt Maloney on his 20th anniversary employed at Kroger. Quite an accomplishment.

  • DSL Members and Staff Featured in End the R Word Video

    The cast and crew of Produce signed the "R-word" pledge. See our members and staff discuss why we shouldn't use the word anymore.

Community Events

  • Nov. 4 • Fund-Day at BoomBozz!

    Visit BoomBozz Pizza at Westport Villiage on Nov. 4 and 20% will be donated to Down Syndrome of Louisville. Click the link to print the attached document to present to your server. Come enjoy dinner while raising money!

  • Denin For Down's!

    Show your support for Down Syndrome of Louisville by having a Denim for Down's Day at your place of business. Contact Christy Weikert at cweikert@lwcky.com for more information.

  • Thank you for a successful Walk!

    Thank you to the families and friends that made donations or joined us for a wonderful day of celebration!

    We will still be accepting donations until November 15th. Inquire with your employer for matching gift opportunities in order to boost your final team totals. October 22nd is the deadline to turn in donations to qualify for team incentive prizes.