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

Community Events

  • Join Down Syndrome of Louisville on April 12th and kick off your Derby season with an evening of fun, laughter, and dancing! Meet our celebrity members who drive the mission as we celebrate their success at the 8th annual Gallop Gala presented by Churchill Downs!
    Funds raised support our the Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

  • Click on the link above to get your raffle ticket!

  • Join us on March 21st for the most fabulous fashion show in town! Click above for tickets.

  • Don't miss your chance to win a 2019 New Orleans Experience! This year we are raffling 2 tickets to ANY home New Orleans Saints Football Game, and 2 nights at the Ritz Carlton. Click Above!

Family Member News

  • New Executive Director

    The Down Syndrome of Louisville Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Julie Torzewski will join our organization as Executive Director on January 21, 2019.
    Julie is excited to further Down Syndrome of Louisvilleā€™s mission with her passion for individuals with Down syndrome and 15 years of non-profit expertise.
    An open house is being planned in February to welcome Julie and introduce her to our DSL families and friends.

    Diana Merzweiler is retiring as the Executive Director and will assist Julie in her transition to the organization. Diana is continuing her passion in serving our DSL members and families in a new part-time position in the organization as Outreach Manager.

  • Research Study Opportunities

    Below we have listed some research studies looking for participants. Click on the PDF- sign up information is listed on each one.

  • Get registered on DS-Connect!