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.

Read about just some of our impact in this New Story of Down Syndrome.


We envision a world where every individual with Down syndrome reaches their full potential. Down Syndrome of Louisville provides comprehensive, specialized developmental and educational services for individuals with Down Syndrome across their entire lifespan.  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.


At DSL our team is committed to the following values:

  • We Care.
  • We Have Fun.
  • We Are Dependable.
  • We Stay Open.
  • We Don’t Settle.


While we primarily serve the over 1,300 individuals with Down Syndrome in 32 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.


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. Review our 2022 Impact Report here.

What is Down syndrome?

What Is Down Syndrome?

Meet Our Members

Meet Our Members

Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board

Meet our Team

Meet Our Team

BBB Report

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Link to 990s

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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

Kentucky Colonels Driving DSL in the Right Direction

July 11, 2024

Thank You MDRT Foundation!

July 10, 2024

Father’s Day Bats Game with DSL and Friends

April 30, 2024

2024 Gallop Gala Recap

April 23, 2024

DSL Setting the Standard!

February 20, 2024

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