Early Education

DSL Dad Wins NASCAR’s Humanitarian Award

Thank you to everyone who stayed the course and voted for Jeff each day during this exciting season! We are so excited to announce that our votes paid off and Jeff won NASCAR’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award! This is a huge win for Jeff and DSL! The $100,000 will allow us to continue to support, […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Aubrey

We just can’t stop with these #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth posts! This is Aubrey Paige! Aubs is 4 years old & a lifetime ambassador for Nothing Down Out of NJ! Aubs recently moved to Louisville a year ago & went to her first DSL event this past month! We absolutely had a blast & can’t wait to get more […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Asher!

Just because #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth is over doesn’t mean we can’t keep celebrating! Meet Asher! He is 17 months old and loves the ABC song, eating, dancing, and hugging Mama. He loves DSL because they send Ms. Dawn to his house for therapy! #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Mabelle!

Meet Mabelle Jane! She is 2 years old and loves to dance and sing songs with her family. She cherishes playtime with her older brother and sister, and when she needs some quiet time she likes to discover new animals on her “tap-tap”. She can even enter the passcode on her own! Currently, her favorite […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jace!

This is Jace! He is 2 years old and loves to throw ball, play golf, chase the dogs, and swim. Jace has a laugh that is contagious! He also enjoys reading books and building lego towers. Jace is currently working on his colors and getting ready to go into preschool next year! He loves to love […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jaxon

Meet Jaxon! He is 4 years and is sandwiched between his old brother, Liam (6yr), and younger sister, Elise (3yr). He loves his siblings dearly, but loves Nutrigrain bars and Kraft Mac n Cheese more! He attends both public school preschool and daycare preschool where he is adored by his peers and teachers. Most days […]

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Local Driver Drives Dollars for Local Charity

Down Syndrome of Louisville Recognized as a Finalist for $100,000 National Grant Through the NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Online Voting Begins 10/14/2021 at 6 p.m. and Runs through November 12th at Noon (LOUISVILLE, KY) October 14, 2021 – Down Syndrome of Louisville has announced today that it is in the running for […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Brady!

Hi, meet Brady! He’ll be three months old on October 16! Brady loves snuggling, hanging out with his big sister (she’s 4!), and playing with his activity pad. We are so in love with this little man! We are thankful for all of the support we receive from DSL and the amazing families we have […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Irelyn!

Happy Wednesday! Meet Irelyn! She turned 2 in July and is pure joy!! She loves to go to the park and take her baby for a walk. She started peeing and pooping on the potty at 22 months (but I’m not ready to completely train her)! We are so grateful for DSL and the families […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Amelia!

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am 2 years old. I started walking when I was 20 months old and my family is incredibly proud of the progress I have made. I love to dance, swim, go to the zoo, and play with my twin sister Clara. If you would like to share a […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Ellie!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Day #6! 💛💙 This is Ellie. She is 2 (will be 3 in December). She has a lot of spunk and is the most adorable ever. She loves laughing at her siblings, her Dada, looking at pictures of dogs, and all the light-up, music-making toys. She also LOVES playing with her […]

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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $3,500 from GPD Employees’ Foundation

Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the GPD Employees’ Foundation. The partnership with GPD will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to continue providing vital services to individuals with Down syndrome that are just beginning their educational journey. Thank you, GPD!

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WDSD Spotlight – Louis McGill

This is Louis!! He just turned a year and a half on the 26th this month. He loves throwing a ball of any kind back and forth, the sound of the vacuum and chasing it around, dancing, and taking walks with my parents! #WDSD2021 #WorldDownSyndromeDay #DSLKindnessWarrior Join us in Supporting our Members

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A Member Minute: Irelyn

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WDSD Spotlight – Ellie Elizabeth

Hi, I’m Ellie and I am 6 years old! I am originally from Shandong Province, China. I love food, fish and vacuums. I’ve just started to take independent steps, but I love walking, swinging, slides and skiing! #WDSD2021 #321 #DSLKindnessWarrior Join us in Supporting our Members Would you like to spotlight your member for World Down […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Effie Sue Isaacs

Just because it’s past #WorldDownSyndromeDay doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate still! We celebrate every day!  Hi! I’m Effie Sue Isaacs and I am almost 5 months old! I love watching my older sister and my two puppy brothers! They are easily hours of entertainment! I also love cuddling! I don’t care if it is with mommy, […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Allen Norton

Happy #WorldDownSyndromeDay! Are your sporting your crazy socks today?! Share your crazy sock photos in the comments below! ???????????? Hi everyone, I’m Allen! I am 5 years old and go to school at CAL. I love being in school and have learned so much. I love the Cards, singing and dancing to my favorite music and […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Asher Witten

It’s almost #WorldDownSyndromeDay and we are so excited to celebrate!  I am Asher and was born May 2020. I love to cuddle with mommy and daddy, bounce and laugh, eat and sleep. I like seeing the other babies on zoom with Dawn on Saturday mornings, and mommy loved the gift basket when I was born! #WDSDCountdown […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Jaxon Nutini

This is Jaxon or “Jaxon boy” as we like to call him. Jaxon turns 4 this June, loves playing dress up with his little sister (or more like she dresses him), loves singing at Church, and has recently decided that he can walk unassisted! Yay! He loves playing with friends at daycare and is rocking […]

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DSL Awarded Grant for Early Childhood Education by V.V. Cooke Foundation

Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the V.V. Cooke Foundation. The partnership with V.V. Cooke will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to provide continued Early Childhood Education (ECE) support and resources to our families.  ECE provides developmental and intellectual intervention for children with Down syndrome (DS) between […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Madison Dougas

I’m Madison! I’m 15 months old. I was born with a congenital heart defect and have had 3 open heart surgeries with the last being a heart transplant. I love to roll around on the floor and grab for toys, and I’m working on sitting up on my own. I love my brother and watch […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Emily Rivas

Hi! I’m Emily Sophia Rivas and I’m 4 years old! I’m pre-k, and I go to Brandenburg Elementary school. I love music, dancing, painting, puzzles, but mostly I love drawing on the house walls. So permanent markers are banned from my house…my mom said so. I miss my DSL Therapist Hannah. I learned so much from her and […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Cora Rollins

I’m Cora and I’m three years old! I love music, reading books, and being outside. My friend and DSL developmental interventionist, Dawn Guy, helped me get ready for preschool, and my teacher says I’m doing great. School is the best! I love doing virtual circle time with Ms. Dawn and my DSL friends. #WDSDCountdown #WorldDownSyndromeDay […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Jaxxon McNear

Hello I am Jaxxon! I just turned 4 in November. I have two siblings, and I am the middle child! I like spending time on the four wheel or the tablet, but I hate car washes and tomatoes! My mom & I are very grateful to have support from all the mommas and DSL! #WorldDownSyndromeDay […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Eliana Tant

My name is Eliana and I’m 2 years old. In addition to rocking an extra chromosome, I also rock pulmonary hypertension, a couple heart defects and a feeding tube. My super power is eating and sleeping at the same time!! I love my family and music and toys that light up. I can crawl and […]

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Common Behavior Issues & Recommendations for Children (and adults) with Down Syndrome

Dr. Jennifer Kimes Watch the recording of our Zoom education session Behavior is another way your child is trying to communicate. Discipline is not a bad word; it is a way to ‘Teach Your Child How to Get Their Needs Met Appropriately’. Inappropriate behavioral responses are often related to: A learned pattern of reinforcement Communication […]

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Great Toddler/Preschool Videos

Want your kiddos to “Shake Their Sillies Out?” Or just need some engaging videos for your new home school setting? We compiled this list of Youtube videos from teachers and parents. Phonics song -with signs- Patty Shukla See it, Say it, Sign It – ABC song- Jack Hartmann Usher’s ABC Song – Sesame Street movement […]

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Kindness Warrior Podcast- Episode 6

New Episode Alert!! Episode 6 is here…HAPPY MONDAY! Carly sits down with Dawn Guy and Hannah Ertel, two of Down Syndrome of Louisville’s Developmental Interventionists. They take us through a typical day for a DI, share some tips and tricks for families of younger members, and share some of their favorite stories from their time […]

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