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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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Thank You Gheens Foundation!

ThankYou so much to the Gheens Foundation for their generous grant to help build a lounge for our aging members! We are so grateful! Excited to be able to better serve our members at ALL stages of life! #ThankfulThursday #DSLKindnessWarrior

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Scott Burt – Keeping Best Buy In Line

Meet Scott Burt! Scott works at Best Buy & Geek Squad as a Receiving Utility Agent for the Parts Team. Scott has been with Best Buy GSC for more than a decade!! This is nothing short of amazing! So proud of Scott and his eleven years with the company! “Scott likes to keep everyone on […]

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Ian Mauney Celebrates 12 years with Best Buy

Ian Mauney has been with Best Buy’s Geek Squad (GSC) for twelve years, serving as a Parts Product Agent! Way to go Ian! “There is never a dull moment with Ian. He is always willing to help wherever he is needed. Ian not only unboxes for us in the receiving area but he also makes […]

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National Disability Employment Spotlight – Meet Yug

One more #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwareness post to celebrate another hard worker! Meet Yug Tyagi! He works in Health and Beauty Care 38 hours a week at Walmart, straightening shelves, stocking new products, and processing returns. When it comes to his job, Yug is fast, precise, and focused. He not only keeps up with his typical peers, but […]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Spotlight – Derrick and Aaron

Another #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth proud moment! Career Solutions Specialist, Kristen Falcone, caught this on camera earlier last week: Derrick being a proud papa and taking photos of his independent trainee Aaron! DSL member Aaron is applying for an opening at Big Lots where member Derrick has been an employee for over 15 years. Aaron shadowed Derrick at […]

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Penni Williams Celebrates 10 years with Best Buy – NDEAM Spotlight

Did you know October is not just #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth but also #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth! We want to celebrate Penni Williams for 10 years of service at BestBuy – Way to go Penni! “Penni works with Tiffany Smith and James Baxter in the Parts Department, and she just celebrated her ten-year anniversary with us. Penni came to me and expressed that […]

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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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Super Supporter – Miss Charnette

Charnette Batey is joy and sunshine and has shared her creativity, energy, and love of movement with our members during her guest teaching segments on Boogie Down Crew. Throughout the pandemic, Miss Charnette brightened the lives of our members with her yoga and dance classes, always ensuring her classes were all ability-friendly, high energy, and […]

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Corey Competes in Triathlon

Congrats to Corey Morgan, who recently completed his first Triathlon race after 5 months of training! Corey was inspired by Chris Nikic, the first individual with Down syndrome to complete an ironman triathlon, and has worked so hard to get to this place. Corey completed the Ironcology Team Triathlon race in Versailles, Kentucky. This race, […]

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ADA Takes on Taekwondo

In July, ADA has had the privilege of hosting a weekly virtual taekwondo (TKD) class with our new friend and instructor Vanesa, who is teaching us all the way from Bilbao, Spain!! Vanesa, who is a black belt in TKD, is completing her Ph.D. in the Physical Activity and Sports program at the University of […]

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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $1800 From Louisville Metro Government

Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Louisville Metro Government. The partnership with Lou Metro will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to continue providing vital services to individuals with Down syndrome through our Summer Education Enrichment (SEE) and Career Solutions programs. Thank you, Louisville Metro Government!

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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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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $2,500 by the Snowy Owl Foundation

Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL)  is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Snowy Owl Foundation. The partnership with the Snowy Owl Foundation will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to provide Early Childhood Intervention to children between the ages of 0-5. DSL has been providing early childhood education services for more than […]

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Happy to be back to work

Previous Next Look who is back on the job! We are so thrilled to see Katie, Anna, and Candace back to work after a year-long hiatus from their jobs due to the pandemic. Shout-out to their awesome DSL Career Solutions Specialist Kristen for getting them back into the groove. ????  

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April School Age Spotlight – Osa Cameron

Meet Osa! She is 11 years old and says the three best words to describe her are funny, colorful, and kind! Osa loves drawing, swinging on the swings in Springtime, Barbi Dolls, and getting to answer questions during school! She is working hard at learning to swim and turning her head to breath! Osa says […]

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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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WDSD Spotlight – Bailey Fontes

Hi! My name is Bailey. I am 18 years old. I will be graduating from Eastern High School this year and moving on to the UofL PACT program. I am so excited to be a UofL Cardinal! L’s Up! I love playing basketball and have missed it this past year due to Covid restrictions. I […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Emma Wegenast

Hi I’m Emma, I’m 10 years old. I love gymnastics, cheer, Miracle League T-Ball and running track. I’m excited to finally get to go back to school in-person to see all my friends. I love to go on hikes in the park. I’ve been attending functions at DSL since I was born. I have loved […]

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WDSD Spotlight – TJ Carroll

Hello! I’m Tj Carroll. I’m 20 yrs old and a senior at Corydon High School. I have Down syndrome and autism. I love my iPad, Sesame Street, Barney, Bear in Big Blue House, The Wiggles, music, dancing, parades, fireworks, holidays especially Halloween, watching live bands, but I also live in my own bubble. I’m non-verbal […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Madeline Kruchinski

I’m Madeline and I’m seven years old! I love reading, horseback riding, gymnastics, and swimming. I really enjoy going to school to learn and see my friends. I’m working on learning my sight words so I can read by myself. My favorite DSL event is the Christmas party where Santa flies in on his airplane […]

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Kindness Warrior Libraries

DSL now proudly sponsors two Little Free Diverse Libraries, or as we like to call them, the Kindness Warrior Libraries! These library boxes will always hold books that showcase diversity, with an emphasis on authors, illustrators, and characters from the disability community. We are so grateful to the Carter Family, New Albany High School Theatre […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Amber Taylor

I’m Amber and I’m 36 years old! I’m independent and have my own apartment. I love dancing, music, sports and cooking. I work for @Ocean Soul and love my job. I like participating in DSL activities such as Boogie Down Crew and Living & Learning. I love being a part of DSL fundraisers like modeling at Down […]

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March Tutoring Spotlight – John Hammon

How many years have you been tutoring with Byron?  I have been tutoring with Byron for two and a half years. Why were you interested in becoming a tutor? I started thinking in 2018 about ways that I could make a positive impact in the world on a local level. I found myself feeling frustrated with […]

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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 – Mark Hublar

Hi, I’m Mark and my talent and gift was revealed to me at a young age – I love life, I like to work, and I like to talk. So, it wasn’t a surprise to my parents and family when I announced that my dream job was to be a motivational speaker. Not just any […]

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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 – Rebekah Toles

Rebekah Toles is a senior at North Harrison High School. She loves singing, dancing, bowling, baseball, and art. She’s a kind, compassionate you woman who adores her family and friends. She is modeling in Down with Derby this year, and truly enjoys participating in the Living and Learning Class! #WDSDCountdown #WDSD2021 #321 #DSLKindnessWarrior Join us […]

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