Meet Our Members- Jeremy

Jeremy has learned so much from DSL. The boogie down has helped Jeremy know more friends. He loves to dance and hangout with his friends. Tutoring has helped him with spelling and reading. ADA has helped with all of these. We appreciate all of the individuals that have helped him with all of these activities.


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New DSL Committees

DSL Families, We are launching NEW DSL Volunteer Committees and we are excited to have our families participate. Please scroll through these photos to see the new committees forming and if you are interested in any of them fill out the form below. These committees will meet 4-6 times a year (some in-person/Some virtual) but […]

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Glamming for Gala 2024 Recap



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DSL Visits the Capitol!

Three members of the Adult Developmental Academy got to go to Frankfort to participate in the Sunny Pages program. They also got to make an informational video about World Down Syndrome Day, and the Rock Your Socks movement.  Sam, Joe, and Connor got to be honorary pages on the Senate floor for the day. They […]

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DSL’s David DeSanctis Honored in New York

A star-studded event was hosted in New York City and it was a night of celebration to raise funds to support the Down syndrome community. This impactful evening will honor trailblazer and Life Goes On actor, Chris Burke, and others who have helped expand representation for our community in film and television.     Follow […]

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In Loving Memory of Larry Barmore

It is with the deepest sadness we share with you that one of our former members, Larry Barmore has passed. Larry was a regular attendee of the Academy prior to the pandemic when he transitioned to the lodge. Please keep his family and friends close to your heart at this time. Larry Thomas Barmore, 64, […]

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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 […]

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DSL Family Adopts Those in Need

A huge thank you to the Robinson crew that provided three bags of groceries for our families in need. With the help of the Robinsons, 20 families were provided groceries for those in need as part of our adopt-a-family program this holiday season! Thank you again to all of those who helped take care of […]

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Boogie Down Ballet at The Nutcracker

Click HERE to see their performance on our Facebook page.

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Academy Classroom Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Our Academy teachers and students are having fun getting ready for Christmas next week! Here is Cathy, DSL Academy Coordinator, with her class enjoying a little holiday art, cookies & hot cocoa! Merry Christmas to all! ❤

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In loving memory of Brian Smith

It is with the deepest sadness we share with you one of our beloved members, Brian Smith has passed. Brian loved Elvis and particularly loved to dance to Jail House Rock. He loved hanging out with friends at DSL. He especially loved ice cream and doing math! We liked to call him “math wiz”. We […]

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DSL’s Katie Croom wins Sunshine Award at Mission BBQ

  On Dec 4th,  Katie was presented with the Sunshine Award during the Mission BBQ Christmas party. The award is reserved for someone who radiates positivity and comes to work excited, happy, and grateful to be there. Katie has been a tremendous asset to her team and is well cared for and respected. Her coworkers […]

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Book Club Christmas Party

Join Azariah Frazier, DSL’s new Teen & Adult Transitions Manager, and Lydia Brooks for the last Book Club of 2023! DSL’s Book Club is for members 16+ Members will play Bingo, decorate cookies, have a hot chocolate bar, and play other fun games and activities at the party. Have a question? Email Azariah: AzariahF@DSofLou.org Book […]

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