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Support our #GivingTuesday campaign! People all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities and change the world. Will you be one of them? Donate to our Giving Tuesday campaign here!

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Woodford Reserve/DSL Bottle Pre-Order

Down Syndrome of Louisville and Woodford Reserve have collaborated for a truly unforgettable 2022 Holiday Season! There will be 75 exclusive bottles of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select engraved with the Down Syndrome of Louisville logo at two different Evergreen Liquors locations. (150 total!) You can use this form to reserve your bottles ahead of time. By filling […]

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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Madison!

Although we are in full #KindnessWarriorWalk2021 mode we have to take a minute to recognize today is the first day of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! All month long we’ll be spotlighting and celebrating amazing members of our community who are rockin’ an extra chromie! This is Madison! She had a heart transplant at 7 months […]

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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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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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A Member Minute: Irelyn

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Ivy had a baby!

Welcome to the World, Ian Wesley Frazier! Congratulations to our Communications Coordinator, Ivy Frazier and her husband Ben on welcoming sweet baby Ian into the world on 3/23/21.  Your DSL family can’t wait to meet him!

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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $2,500 by V.V. Cooke Foundation

Louisville, KY – March 17, 2020 – 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 […]

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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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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 – Jill Wright

Hi! I am Jill. I am 20 years old. I love acting, sports and my friends. I am planning on going to Las Vegas for my 21st birthday. What happens in Vegas…! I work at Mercy Academy and love it! DSL has been a huge part of my life since I was 19 days old. […]

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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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March School Age Spotlight – Meet Calvin!

Everyone meet Calvin, our March #SchoolAgeSpotlight! 13 year old Calvin is confident, loving, and active, and is a great dancer! He loves basketball, Supreme Pizza, and anything to do with the Cards and Lebron James. Calvin enjoys getting to ride the bus to school and see his friends and teachers, and is working hard to become a better reader. […]

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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 – Emily Bush

Hi my name is Emily Bush! I’m almost 20 years old. I’m in Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and a dancer. I love singing the National Anthem. The most important thing is that I’m a “Kindness Warrior “ Thanks DSL for supporting me! Oh, and I love Miss Carly! #WDSD2021 #WDSDCountdown #321 #DSLKindnessWarrior Join us in Supporting […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Elijah Shown

Hi I’m Elijah! On any given day you will find me dancing up a storm to music with my headphones on – No really, I am breaking a sweat over here. I love music, basketball, softball, my family and anything that let’s me have a good time. I am a freshman in high school but […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Mallory Barnett

This is Mallory. She is 9 years old, likes to play on her tablet, listen to music, play hide and seek, and tell knock knock jokes. This past year, Mallory has participated in some virtual activities DSL has offered and is looking forward to bike camp this spring. We are forever grateful for all the […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine – What you Need to Know Session #2

COVID-19 Updates:  March 31st, 2021 @ 12:00 PM We will cover topics such as Vaccine updates Questions submitted by YOU! Because we want to provide updates that are meaningful to you and because we anticipate a large number of participants, we ask that you submit your questions as you register for the session. Register for […]

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WDSD Spotlight – Cole Quintela

Hi! My name is Cole and I will be a teenager next month! I am the youngest of six, and my favorite things are my iPad, Music, and my service dog named Chip! #WorldDownSyndromeDay #WDSDCountdown #321 #DSLKindnessWarrior Join us in Supporting our Members Would you like to spotlight your member for World Down Syndrome Day? Email ivyf@dsoflou.org to share!

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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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