Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL)

DSL History

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, of all ages with Down syndrome in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In September 2011, we opened the Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Center on Hurstbourne Parkway. Later that year, we received  a 3-year grant from the Ogle Foundation that facilitated the merger of Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL) and Down Syndrome Support Association of Southern Indiana. That grant enabled us to expand services and programs in the Southern Indiana region. The Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers in Louisville, KY & Clarksville, IN. are the first in the nation to offer comprehensive developmental services through the life-span.