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Celebrate WDSD with a New Tattoo!

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day this March with a brand new tattoo! Book your session with the Main Street Tattoo team Monday through Saturday throughout March! Main Street is offering 3×3 tattoos for the generous price of $50, but if you’d like to book something outside the provided tattoos below, please discuss this with the […]

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Sacred Heart Academy & Trinity High School Supporting DSL!

Sacred Heart Academy and Trinity High School held their 13th Annual Rock the Heart charity lacrosse game in the fall. This year, both teams chose to raise money for Down Syndrome of Louisville due to personal connections they have with our organization. Morgan Keesaer, who plays for Sacred Heart, has a younger sister who has […]

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Welcome Bayley!

A new face at DSL! Bayley Thompson is a counselor-in-training with the clinical mental health counseling graduate program at the University of the Cumberlands. She is doing her clinical experience here at DSL as an intern under the supervision of Jenny Kimes, helping provide mental health support to our teen and adult members and families. […]

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Entrepreneurs with Down syndrome wanted!

You are invited to participate in the 2024 DSAIA Annual Leadership Conference Entrepreneur Showcase! Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action is excited to be bringing back the Entrepreneur Showcase to this year’s conference — February 15-17, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. Click Here to learn more about this year’s conference. The Entrepreneur Showcase will be part of […]

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Welcome Selma!

Meet Selma Suljic, our new Academy Teacher at Down Syndrome of Louisville! Originally from Bosnia, Selma landed in the US as a kid and found her passion for special education at Marion C Moore. #GoMustangs When she’s not in the classroom, she’s at home with her dog, Ash. Selma is a die-hard Diet Coke fan; […]

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Boogie Down Crew at The Nutcracker

  Thanks again to the Louisville Ballet for having the Boogie Down Crew out to perform before the big show on Saturday, December 16th. @dsoflou The Boogie Down Crew loves @Lindsey Stirling! 🎻 Thanks again to the @Louisville Ballet for hosting us before The Nutcracker on Saturday! ♬ original sound – Down Syndrome of Louisville

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DSL Indiana Volunteer Shops for Members

Thank you so much to all of the friends of DSL that make for a happy holiday season for our members! Indiana volunteer Kirk did some holiday shopping for some of the Down Syndrome of Louisville Indiana members. Kirk owns Kleaners, LLC and each month a portion of their profits are donated to DSL- we […]

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Sensory-Friendly Santa at Down Syndrome of Louisville

Down Syndrome of Louisville recently organized a Sensory-Friendly Santa Event, offering families a uniquely inclusive holiday experience. Central to the event was the opportunity for families to enjoy personalized time with Santa. The one-on-one interactions allowed children to engage with Santa at their own pace, resulting in genuine smiles and unforgettable moments. The families also […]

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Santa in red with a little girl with Down syndrome

Virtual Cooking Class- Sushi Bake (AKA Crab Rangoon Bake)

DSL Chef level- easy (oven) Ingredients: Note: This is another recipe that is all dependent on your taste! You can add any sauces you like and have in your fridge. You can also add things like avocado, ginger, or even substitute crab for cooked salmon or tuna! 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice  (Optional) Few splashes […]

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Sushi bake

Meet Brandon Priest – Board Member

I have a big family. I am married with four kids. My oldest is Artem, then Silas, Jonah, and a foster daughter Justus (we refer to her as Lottie). My wife and I have been married for over 15 years. I have been involved with DSL off and on for about 12 years. When I […]

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priest family

DSL launches App to make getting information easy!

We are so excited to launch our new app for our families, friends & supporters! Why an App? Currently, we rely on many different types of communication including emails, social media posts, etc. which can create a scattered and disjointed experience for our families. A Mobile app allows us to consistently reach all families- despite […]

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DSL’s Got Talent 2023

Down Syndrome of Louisville Presents DSL’s Got Talent 2023 Directed and Produced by Carly Riggs Hosted by David Desanctis and Jesse Rasmussen ASL Interpretation by Shayne and Lindsay   Event Schedule Intermission & Minute to Win It Use the QR code below or login to Venmo to Donate & Support More Member Programming like DSL’s […]

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Kosair for Kids Invaluable Support of DSL

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Kosair for Kids for their invaluable support. We are incredibly grateful to receive a grant of $175,000 from Kosair for Kids for our children’s programming at Down Syndrome of Louisville. Year after year, the unwavering commitment of Kosair for Kids and its generous supporters enables us to strengthen and […]

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GE Appliances Women’s Network (GEAWN) Volunteers: Growing Hearts and Minds at DSL Facility

The GE Appliances Women’s Network (GEAWN) volunteered at the Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL) facility, leaving an impact on both the volunteers and the individuals they served. GEAWN expressed gratitude to the facility’s staff, members, and management for the opportunity to contribute. They spent time in the computer room, during healthy snack-time, and planted herbs […]

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GE Volunteers helping in the garden

Embracing Diversity and Empowering Voices: Actors Theatre’s Commitment to Inclusion

In the pursuit of fostering inclusivity and giving voice to underrepresented communities, Actors Theatre of Louisville has taken a significant step by hiring disabled teaching artists to work with a diverse group of students. Among these exceptional individuals are Madeline Franklin and Megan Mudd, who bring their unique perspectives and talents to the forefront, creating […]

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Megan and Madeline with their former teacher. All of the women smile

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with the Lucky Few Tattoo Event

World Down Syndrome Day is a special occasion that brings together communities worldwide to raise awareness, celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, and promote inclusion. At Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL), we wanted to mark this significant day in a unique and meaningful way- and this year marked the first annual Lucky Few Tattoo event. In […]

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Celebrating Brianna Heitzman: A Champion of Inclusion and Advocate for All

In a world that constantly strives for progress and equality, it is important to recognize individuals who dedicate themselves to advocating for the rights and inclusion of marginalized communities. Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL) is proud to have an extraordinary employee, Brianna Heitzman, who has recently been honored with the prestigious Jim Chesser Award for […]

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Grant Gupton and Macy Knights Honorary Captains at Racing

🎉 We are thrilled to share that two of our own, Grant Gupton and Macy Knights from Down Syndrome of Louisville, were recently named honorary captains for Racing Louisville women’s football team! 🏆 As honorary captains, they were featured on the jumbotron and  given the incredible opportunity to attend the team’s training and experience the […]

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Macy and Grant Honorary Captains for Racing Louisville

DSL New Text Only Number

DSL will soon begin sending all of our text messages from one local number.  This TEXT ONLY number will be 1-866-495-3582.  Please save this number in your phone as “DSL TEXTS” or something similar so that you do not miss any important information from DSL. This number will slowly replace texts from Remind. We will […]

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Ham and Cheese Wafflewiches-Virtual Cooking Class

DSL Chef Level: Easy (oven or air fryer and skillet or panini press/sandwich press) Ingredients: For the kale chips: 1 bunch kale (about 1 pound), preferably Tuscan 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt For the Wafflewich 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated 1/3 cup honey mustard 8 frozen waffles 1/2 pound deli-sliced ham […]

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Ham and cheese wafflewiches with Kale Chips

Big Mac Sliders- Virtual Cooking Class

DSL Chef Level- Medium (Stove, Oven) Makes 12 sliders Ingredients: 1 onion 1 pound of ground beef or turkey 12 slider buns (most come in packs of 6) American cheese (about 6 slices) Pickles 2 tablespoons melted butter Sesame seeds For the Mac Sauce: 2 (large) tablespoons mayo Squeeze of mustard Squeeze of ketchup 2 […]

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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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Monthly Donors Help DSL Reach New Heights!

We’re doing a Monthly Donor Drive! If at least 20 people join Club 21 by 9/15 and commit to donating $21 or more to DSL every month, our friend Stan Sims will match their donations and donate $5000 to help continue our mission to support, educate, and advocate! Club members help support our community involvement […]

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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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