Meet our trio: Danny (9), Sammy (7), and Cammy (6)!
Danny loves all kinds of music, fancy table settings, every cheese and chocolate known to man, hiking and exploring, building with legos, playing in sand or water, and swinging! He didn’t start to walk on his own until age 6, and now he is making up for lost time, always begging to go on walks. His engineer’s mind wants to know how anything mechanical works and his adventurous heart wants to go every place he sees a picture of!
Sammy is big and strong! He loves trucks, especially tow trucks and garbage trucks. He loves digging in the sandbox, cutting up large amounts of paper to use as “trash” for his trucks, helping everyone with everything, lots of pretend play and Lego building with “brother,” as he calls Danny.
He has a quick sense of humor and is the first to laugh when we tease him. He is our people person who loves nothing better than to be at home, unless we are going to see “friends” (anyone who is not just us) or family (whom he adores).
Cammy is our little ray of sunshine! She is spunky and very active. Her favorite things to do are dancing and singing to music, swinging, playing in sand and water, being mama’s helper, hanging out with Daddy, drinking yogurt smoothies, eating salads, and cautioning her brothers when they’re misbehaving! She loves wearing pretty dresses and shoes, but hates having her hair brushed and styled. She is our patient and sweet little princess!
Anna started work at Forest Springs Health Campus on February 21st! She has already made an amazing impression on coworkers and management. Anna’s nurturing and caregiving nature will be an asset like no other, and her ability to socialize and make others comfortable is going to offer endless benefits. Want to learn more about DSL’s […]
Please welcome the latest member of the DSL team, Lisa Hammersmith! Lisa is the new “first face” at DSL so make sure you stop by the front desk and say hello next time you’re in the building! Lisa has a strong background in customer service from years of working in the medical and retail field. […]
DSL leadership spent this past week/weekend at the annual Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action Leadership Conference in Dallas! The conference is an opportunity to learn and grow by sharing best practices with other Down Syndrome Associations across the country. DSAIA’s Accreditation program helps organizations achieve excellence in nonprofit management and honors best practices. The DSAIA […]
Please welcome the latest member of the Down Syndrome of Louisville team, Suzanne Johnson! Suzanne joins DSL as a new Academy Teacher. Suzanne was born and raised in Louisville. She is a former elementary school teacher who found DSL at the perfect time in her career. “I couldn’t be happier to be working in such […]
Join Down Syndrome of Louisville for a fun day of Louisville Bats baseball at Slugger Field on April 28th. Your Bats will take on the Nashville Sounds with first pitch happening at 1:05pm. It’s Kids Day at Slugger so all kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a FREE meal (Hot Dog, Chips, and drink) Kids can also enjoy our inflatables inside our air-conditioned Hall of Fame Pavilion […]
Celebrate WDSD at the Big Four Blue & Yellow Bridge!
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st with your DSL family! Thanks to the Smothers Family, the Big Four Bridge will be lit blue and yellow on Thursday, March 21st to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Join your DSL family for dinner that night at Pig Beach BBQ from 5-8. Pig Beach BBQ […]
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. […]
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; […]
Discover the joy of cultural exchange! @dsoflou Thank you to The Japan Society of Kentucky for atopping by the Academy today! ♬ original sound – Down Syndrome of Louisville On January 10, 2024, the Japan Society of Kentucky brought culture and some new dance moves to Down Syndrome of Louisville. Bringing the enchantment of Japanese […]
What we provide: We use best practices for educating students with Down syndrome. We have sensory-friendly environments and a sensory room for brief breaks as needed. We provide daily notes home from the teacher. Behavior support plans will be followed. Time and space for student’s own outside therapy providers to work with them during the […]
Starlight’s Special Blend: Crafting Bourbon and Connections for DSL
In a heartwarming display of generosity and community spirit, the Cochran Family in collaboration with Starlight Distillery, recently made a significant contribution to Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL). Funds were raised through the sale of specially crafted bourbon bottles. With unique endeavor not only raised funds for a noble cause but also brought people together […]
Local Gymnastics Facility Partners with DSL Academy
We are so excited to be partnering with Power and Grace Gymnastics in Prospect! Our Adult Academy members are visiting this trampoline and gymnastics facility once a week and having a wonderful time! P&G are generously offering their space and staff to our Academy members each Wednesday morning for free. Thank you so so […]