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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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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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DSL Staff Resource Page

Click here to access the DSL Staff Resource Page *You must be logged into your DSOFLOU.ORG account to access this!*

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Upcoming Boogie Down Crew Performances

DSL’s Summer Education Enrichment The students in the Summer Education Enrichment are having a dance party and we get to host it!When: Friday, June 18th Time: 1:30-2:30pmWhere: Down Syndrome of Louisville, back pavilion. For the team: Wear purple Boogie Down Shirt (if you have one, anything purple if you don’t)For the fans: This is a private performance for our young SEE […]

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DSL Program Restrictions/Guidelines beginning June 11

***Any program or activities held by DSL will no longer be restricted starting June 11. We will continue to expect anyone who is not vaccinated to wear a mask.  ANYONE is welcome to wear a mask at any time if this makes you feel more comfortable.  Academic Tutoring-  Tutoring may take place virtually and in-person […]

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2021 Golf Day Activities For Our Members

These are all of the fun things happening for those with Down Syndrome at our Down To Golf event(s) on June 27th and 28th. If you do NOT have Down Syndrome and would like to join in on the fun- visit DownToGolf.Com If you want to GOLF on June 28th click here to sign up […]

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Get DSL Family Text Updates

Family Text Group – general updates for our DSL Family. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ADA (Adult Development Academy) Group Texts- updates for those who attend our ADA Programming. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP DSL Virtual Links Text Group: Recieve links for all virtual programming. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP DSL Volunteer Group Texts: SIGN […]

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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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2021 Gallop Gala In The News

The Gallop Gala may have been virtual, but our members still made a splash in the news! Here are all of our media spots for the 2021 Gallop Gala.  Wave 3 Listens

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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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Member Minute: Tommy Steiner

Lights of Inclusion Shine Brighter Recently, my parents and I drove down to the riverfront to see the walking bridge lit up in blue and yellow to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. My mind went back to the early years of Tommy’s life when inclusion was not common at all and just getting Tommy simple […]

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Episode 18- Preventing Exploitation: The Hard Truth with guests Loren Pilcher and James J. Wilkerson

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c55jn-ffff41 Trauma Warning: in this episode we speak about sexual assault and abuse in the disability community.  We had guests James (Joey) Wilkerson and Loren Pilcher on with us to discuss abuse and sexual assault in the intellectual and developmental disability community and the importance of education and prevention. James Wilkerson is Chief Diversity Officer/Title […]

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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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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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HELP US WELCOME BRIANNA HOME!

We are so excited the Brianna is heading home for the first time since October. Help us celebrate this HUGE milestone with her! TWO CHANCES TO CELEBRATE! Brianna will be leaving Baptist Health Louisville (formerly Baptist East) this Friday, March 26 from Entrance B.  As you can imagine it is hard for us to give […]

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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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