Mission & Impact

DSL is a resource for local families touched by Down syndrome from prenatal diagnosis to legacy. As the only Gold Accredited Down Syndrome Association in the country, we celebrate life by supporting, educating, and advocating to ensure each member is empowered to reach their full potential.


The mission of Down Syndrome of Louisville is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome; thus enabling them to reach their full potential.

Listen to more of our story here.


We envision a world where every individual with Down syndrome reaches their full potential.

Our Values

At DSL our team is committed to the following values:

  • We Care.
  • We have Fun.
  • We Stay Open.
  • We Don’t Settle.

Our Reach

While we primarily serve the over 1,300 individuals with Down Syndrome in 24 surrounding counties in KY and Southern Indiana, we are passionate that we are not only serving locally but sharing globally as well. If you are located in Kentucky or Indiana, but outside of our service area, you can find your home Down Syndrome Association here.

Our Impact

Down Syndrome of Louisville provides comprehensive, specialized developmental and educational services for individuals with Down Syndrome across their entire lifespan. We believe lifelong learning is the key to reaching one’s full potential, therefore we are committed to providing our over 50 educational programs and services to maximize the unique abilities of each person with Down syndrome. DSL also advocates for full rights in education and in daily life for all of our members; regardless of race, color, nationality, religion, or age. Take a digital tour of our main campus here.

What is Down syndrome?

What Is Down Syndrome?

2022 DSL Impact Report

Check out the impact we have made in 2022 and meet many of our members. We choose to refer to our individuals with Down syndrome as “members” because we consider them members of the DSL family and of our community. We are committed to not only the member with Down Syndrome, but to supporting families, guardians, and professionals by providing them the resources to empower their child.

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Meet Our Members

Meet Our Members

Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board

Meet our Team

Meet Our Team

BBB Report

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Our Lifelong Learning Model shows all of the programs and services that we offer throughout the lifespan.lifelong service model


Impact News & Stories

DSL launches new App!

October 2, 2023

Meet our 2023 Annual Award Winners…

September 29, 2023

DSL’s Got Talent 2023

August 17, 2023

DSL Executive Director Named 2023 “Most Admired Woman”

June 13, 2023

Celebrating Love and Generosity: Tommy and Jennifer Lankswert’s Wedding Donation to Down Syndrome of Louisville

June 12, 2023

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