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Down Syndrome of Louisville Members Featured in Times Square Video in New York City

Watch WDRB coverage of this event here. Phil Mason, Allen Norton, and Mabelle Holmes helped kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in annual National Down Syndrome Society video presentation NEW YORK (Sept. 19, 2022) – Local Down Syndrome of Louisville members Phil Mason, Allen Norton and Mabelle Holmes appeared in the bright lights of Broadway on […]

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18 Stories for 18 Stories: River

18 Stories for 18 Stories On October 22nd, dedicated members of our community will be rappelling down 18 stories of the Hyatt Regency of Louisville in support of DSL as a part of Over The Edge 2022. We’re sharing 18 different stories about what DSL means to our members, their loved ones, and our community […]

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18 Stories for 18 Stories: Ankur Chandan

It’s time for another installment of 18 Stories for 18 Stories On October 22nd, dedicated members of our community will be rappelling down 18 stories of the Hyatt Regency of Louisville in support of DSL as a part of Over The Edge 2022. We’re sharing 18 different stories about what DSL means to our members, […]

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18 Stories for 18 Stories: Emily Bush

18 Stories for 18 Stories On October 22nd, dedicated members of our community will be rappelling down 18 stories of the Hyatt Regency of Louisville in support of DSL as a part of Over The Edge 2022. We’re sharing 18 different stories about what DSL means to our members, their loved ones, and our community […]

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18 Stories for 18 Stories: Phil Mason

It’s time for 18 Stories for 18 Stories! On October 22nd, dedicated members of our community will be rappelling down 18 stories of the Hyatt Regency of Louisville in support of DSL as a part of Over The Edge 2022. We’re sharing 18 different stories about what DSL means to our members, their loved ones, […]

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A Few Career Solutions Highlights from 2022

We are so proud of our Career Solutions Team who work tirelessly to find new employment opportunities for our members and provide support and encouragement to those already out working in our community! Check out a few of their success highlights below: Jonathan Boiney, who has worked for the La Grange Police Department since 2017, was […]

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DSL Members Selected to Participate in Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show

Down Syndrome of Louisville Members Selected to Participate in Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show Bridget Matsen and Madeline Franklin will be walking the runway on Thursday, March 31 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 30, 2022) – Two Down Syndrome of Louisville members will participate in the 2022 Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) Spring Fashion Show Presented by Macy’s […]

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WDSD Spotlights – Meet some of our ADA Members

  Hi! I’m Drew! I’m 30 years old and like hanging out with friends and being at DSL. Right now I am working on being myself, being more helpful, and eating more healthy! In my free time, I love to watch X-Men and Disney movies.           Hi! I’m Rosie! I’m 27 […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Jenny

    Jenny Armour is a senior at Pitt Academy. She loves to sing, dance, swim, and participate in DSL social events.  Her favorites are dances, holiday events, and the girl’s lock-in. Jenny excels in multiplication, division, and STEM activities at school.  She is a joy and the life of any party.

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Addison

  Addison is a 16-year-old 8th grader at Christian Academy of Louisville where he plays percussion in their Marching Band and runs on the Track Team! He loves ALL kinds of music from Fred Astaire & Broadway to 80’s rock and Skillet! When not competing in Marching Band Competitions or Track Meets, you might find […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Louis

    This is Louis! He is 2 and a half and just got the hang of walking. He loves to walk up and give hugs on the legs and say aww! He enjoys watching all sports, musicals, and Bluey! Louis is looking forward to becoming a big brother for the first time, next month! 

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Levi

    My name is Levi Lopez. I’m 8 years old and have never met a stranger. I love my mom and dad very much, they do so much for me along with my Team Levi Family. I love to meet new people and make friends everywhere I go. I love swimming, cooking, cars, running […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Harris

My name is Harris.  I’m 2 going on 25.  I’m a happy little kid but sometimes I like to mix it up and show my bossy side.  When I start pointing at things, that’s when I mean business. My hobbies include building forts, playing with my twin brother, and seeing how far I can throw […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Gracey

    Gracey is 6 years old. She goes to kindergarten and adores her teachers and classmates. Gracey loves horses, music, dancing, playing drums, riding her 4 wheeler, and swimming. Gracey has a tremendous heart and loves her big sister Autumn more than anything.

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Bo

  Bo is 8 years old and in the 1st grade at Lexington Elementary. Bo loves school, playing baseball with his IE (nanny, Gma) and playing basketball at school with his best friend Garrick! He also is really into marvel characters like Spider-Man and Hulk.  Bo oozes Pure Joy and if Bo loves you his […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Tyson

Hi, my name is Tyson! I’m two years old and I’m learning how to walk and eat solid foods. I love my family and giving them hugs and kisses (and sometimes pulling their hair). I enjoy going to DSL to sing with Mrs. Dawn and play with my friends (and I especially like going into […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Brian

    Hi, My name is Brian Graeser and you can tell from my picture, I’m 36 years old. I have been a member of Down Syndrome of Louisville my whole life. I love my family and my friends. My life is busy with my job, ADA, sports, and my favorite thing to do is […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Kynleigh

    This is Kynleigh, she will be 8 years old in July. She is the most amazing little girl and brings so much joy to our lives. One of her favorite things to do is sing.

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Grace

    My name is Grace and I am 22 years old. I attended ADA at DSL three days a week and love it. I love singing, dancing, and hanging out with friends. I love taking girls-only trips with my Mom. Honestly, I just love life!

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Lila

  Hi Guys! My name is Lila June and I’m 5! I really love preschool and am super excited to start Kindergarten in the fall. Here’s a picture of me at school sharing a book about Down Syndrome with my friends. I love to read, tell knock-knock jokes, and dance. I especially love my dance […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Eli

    Eli is 11 and loves YouTube, video games, and playing sports. He is kind and loves to help others, including cleaning and organizing! Eli is a good friend and is full of personality. He keeps us on our toes and ALWAYS laughing!

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Amber

    Meet Amber! Amber is 37 and likes music and meditation yoga. She is currently working on math skills and learning how to handle stress, and is excited about helping out staff and working with the kids at SEE Camp. She loves chicken, pizza, and any healthy foods, and she loves to watch Reba, […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Allen

  Hi, this is Allen! A big-time lover of the Cards!! He is 6 years old and is in Kindergarten at CAL. Allen enjoys playing outside, playing air hockey, practicing math and reading, and spending time with family. He is independent, all boy, and wants to do things his way:) Allen is sure to bring […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Mallory

  Hi! My name is Mallory, I  am 10 years old and in the 4th grade. I recently joined my school’s cheer team and am enjoying meeting new friends. I love listening to music and being with my family. I appreciate everything that DSL has to offer and can’t wait for the summer SEE camp!

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Emily

This is Emily Bush. She is a kindness warrior and a proud member of the boogie down crew, ADA, and various other DSL groups. She is  20 1/2 years old and is so excited to be one of this year’s DSL ambassadors. She is a loyal friend and an amazing daughter. She absolutely brings a […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Isaac

Hello! My name is Isaac! I’m 9 years old and in the 2nd grade. I love my family, watching Encanto and dancing to the music, wrestling with my dad, and going to church. Oh, and I love to be a helper and clean with my mom! I am thankful for DSL and the summer SEE […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Meet Sammy

My name is Sammy. If you ask me my name, I’ll tell you “eee” because it’s hard for me to make all my letter sounds. But don’t let my difficulty communicating fool you. I understand almost everything you say to me and am trying to tell you more than I am able. I have lots […]

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2022 WDSD Spotlight – Meet Sydney

  Day five of our #WorldDownSyndromeDay Countdown! Meet Sydney! Hi! I’m Sydney Brooklyn and I’m 3 months old. I love to snuggle and smile.  My family is so thankful for me Would you like to share a spotlight of someone you love with Ds? Contact ivyf@dsoflou.org

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2022 WDSD Spotlight – Meet Emma

Meet Emma! She is 11 years old. She practices with the East cross country team. She participates in Special Olympics track and gymnastics. She plays t-ball with the Miracle League and started hitting the ball without the tee this past season. She enjoys going to school and seeing her friends. She’s a fashion diva, loves […]

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2022 WDSD Spotlight – Meet Stella

Say Hey to Stella, our #WDSD Countdown Spotlight for today! Stella is 9 years old and in 3rd grade. She was on the cross country team this year and has taken dance the last few years. She loves pizza, French fries, and tacos. When she’s at home you can find her dressing up in her […]

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