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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 & Clarksville, IN are the first in the nation to offer comprehensive developmental services.

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Family Member News

  • 31st Annual Pisacrita Pre Derby Golf Scramble

    Can't make it to the scramble this year? Click the link above to make a donation and type "Pisacrita Golf" in the honor section.

    31st Annual Pisacrita Pre Derby Golf Scramble
    When: Thursday, April 30th
    Where: Long Run Golf Course
    Cost: $70.00
    Time: 12:45 shot gun start
    Dress: Costume to casual
    Music: Every cart
    Pink Toilet: Yes
    Great prizes: Yes
    Good Food: Sure
    Good Time: Always
    Charity: Down Syndrome of Louisville
    Door Prize for first 75 signed up and paid.
    Questions? jpisacrita@cesales.com

  • 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.

  • DSL Member Ellie Gets An Amazing Surprise!

    A local high school basketball star is melting hearts across the country with his prom proposal.
    Trey Moses plays for Eastern High School and he has a girlfriend -- but he decided to ask someone else to prom.
    He tweeted photos of himself holding up a sign and giving flowers to Ellie Meredith, who has down syndrome.
    The two became close through a program at school that develops friendships between students with and without disabilities.

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

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

Community Events

  • 2015 Gallop Gala

    April 24, 2015
    Historic Henry Clay in downtown Louisville

    Excitement is building as this must-attend event continues to grow. New this year is the Gallop Lounge. VIP Sponsor Dinner Reservations are almost SOLD OUT, but you won't miss the celebration! The Gallop Lounge will open at 8:30 p.m. for complimentary cocktails and dancing to the music of The Sultans of Swing, entertainers for U.S. Presidents and celebrities with artists from "American Idol" and "America's Got Talent". Reservations are $100 per person. Race to make your reservations today!

    Click the Gallop Gala link above for more information or contact Kris Allen at 502/495-5088 or krisa@downsyndromeoflouisville.org.