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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

  • My name is Kelsey Stumbo and I am a sophomore student at Eastern Kentucky University in the Honors Program as a Pre-Occupational Science major. I am currently working on an undergraduate thesis research project titled Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Down Syndrome. I am working under the guidance of Kelly Leigers, MS, OTR/L, a faculty member in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. I plan on using the information gathered to design a general education classroom that promotes the inclusion of children with and without Down Syndrome. Click on the link below to take the survey.
    If you have any questions or would like to complete the survey verbally, please contact me at kelsey_stumbo@mymail.eku.edu or (606)316-9643 or contact my advisor, Kelly Leigers, MS, OTR/L at kelly.leigers@eku.edu or (859)622-6314.


    We have once again been showered with love from Kosair Charities DSL has received a grant for $100,000 to continue serving world class programming to our members and their families in both Kentucky and Indiana. We ❤️ Kosair! #thankyou #compassioncity #KosairKids

  • While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.

  • This beautiful video features members of our Adult Development Academy, who participated in the Nothing About Me Without Me program.

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