Meet Lynsey & Bailee

"DSL means the world to our family. It's the twins' second home. They look forward to their days at the Academy (especially field trip days!). I can't thank DSL's Career Solutions Specialists enough for their commitment to job coaching. Thank you, DSL!" - Jackie, Mom

2022 Impact Report

Meet Rose

"The online Boogie Down Crew was a lifeline for Rose. Her connection to these new friends made the choice easy. We moved to Louisville! DSL and all its programming have enriched Rose's life in so many ways. We are very thankful to have access to such a great organization!" - Kathy, Mom

Virtual DSL

Meet Brady

"When we found out our son had Down syndrome, it was an emotional rollercoaster. We had no idea what DS would mean for our son and family. Thankfully, from the moment we reached out to DSL, we felt some relief. We now had a group of people who would be with us every step of the way." - Caroline, Mom

Early Education (Ages 0-4)

Meet Phil

"It's like a family here. DSL has given us the opportunity to have information and help in our backyard. To know that there is a place here that says, 'We can help', means everything." - Ursula, Mom

Young Adult (Ages 18-34)

Meet Sam

"Sam has attended DSL's Summer Education Enrichment (SEE) program for the past two summers, and he absolutely loves it! They follow his IEP, work on therapies and educational needs, and have so much fun. We are so very thankful for the support we receive from DSL and so fortunate to have this amazing organization in our community." - Karin, Mom

School Age (Ages 5-12)

Meet Will

"You made my dream come true." - Will to his employer "Will works hard, is a fast learner, and does everything with infectious positivity. I'd love to have more employees like him. The customers enjoy interacting with him and look forward to seeing him in the store." -Alfonso Brenes, store owner

Job Support

Meet Grayson

"We had not been able to get away on a date for years! Enjoying time together while knowing that our child is safe and understood is so comforting." - Erin, Mom

Pop-Up Programming

Boogie Down Crew

Healthy movement set to music and an opportunity to entertain is the goal of this program. Performances are scheduled throughout the year across our community. Follow us on social media to see more from the Boogie Down Crew.

Boogie Down Crew

Kindness Warrior Training

We believe anyone can be a Kindness Warrior. Kindness Warrior Training is a disability etiquette training that can be adapted for any audience.

Get Trained

Meet Matthew

"DSL has helped Matthew immensely. The teachers and family-like atmosphere have made him feel safe. They settled his anxiety and he even began mimicking his new friends' good behaviors. He has just blossomed!" -Denise, Mom

The Academy at DSL

Join Us!

Our 2023 Gallop Gala will be at the Galt House on Thunder Over Louisville Friday. Book a room for two nights and stay for the fireworks on Saturday! Get your ticket or table, or become and event partner now.

Gallop Gala

Sibling Support

Having a sibling with Down syndrome can sometimes be AMAZING, but it can also be emotional and overwhelming. We can help you connect siblings with other siblings who understand and can be there for them.

Sibling Support

DS Awareness Plate

Coming in 2023! We are excited to have received approval to produce a Down Syndrome Awareness License Plate in Kentucky. These plates will be available sometime in 2023 at your local DMV. Sign up to be notified when it is available.

Sign Up to be Notified

Get on the Green

Join us on June 9, at Audobon Country Club for our Pro-Celebrity Golf Outing or for the Tee-Off Reception the evening before. It fills up fast and is guaren-"tee'd" to be a good time.

More Information

Volunteer

Down Syndrome of Louisville could not do what we do without the support of our amazing volunteers. Are you interested in getting involved? We have volunteer roles of all types and for any amount of time you have to give.

Get Started

Recent News & Updates

In loving memory of Katherine Scholtz


January 31, 2023

Gallop Gala Preview Party


January 23, 2023

2022 DSL Impact Report


December 13, 2022

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We are looking to make a feature wall of our members artwork and we are in need of some corkboard- maybe a big roll of it?? If anyone has any connections to someone who could help us get some cork donated?

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We are looking to make a feature wall of our members artwork and we are in need of some corkboard- maybe a big roll of it?? If anyone has any connections to someone who could help us get some cork donated? 

Comment below!
*picture is sneak peek of the feature

We want to give a BIG DSL Welcome to our new Academy Manager, Sharon!

Sharon also comes with an extra special BONUS DSL team member, Treasure the Golden Retriever!

Welcome to the DSL family, Sharon and Treasure! We are so glad you're here.
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We want to give a BIG DSL Welcome to our new Academy Manager, Sharon!

Sharon also comes with an extra special BONUS DSL team member, Treasure the Golden Retriever!

Welcome to the DSL family, Sharon and Treasure! We are so glad youre here.

We need your help!

We're planning a super fun Easter Eggstravaganza with our friends at FEAT - Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Louisville and we could use some more Easter eggs and stuffers.

Please take a moment to check out our Amazon wishlist and consider purchasing a little something to help us out:

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We need your help! 

Were planning a super fun Easter Eggstravaganza with our friends at FEAT - Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Louisville and we could use some more Easter eggs and stuffers. 

Please take a moment to check out our Amazon wishlist and consider purchasing a little something to help us out:

https://a.co/cAvvAWq
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