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It is important that our families, volunteers, and community partners are kept in the loop on the new and exciting things happening at Down Syndrome of Louisville.  Get the most up-to-date information from Down Syndrome of Louisville here… Weekly DSL Family Update COVID and Vaccine Updates DSL Calendar Sign Up to Receive Updates via Email […]


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August Tutoring Spotlight – Meet Addie

We LOVE our amazing tutors and want you to meet this month’s tutoring spotlight, Addie Williams! Addie has been tutoring Scotty for 6 years and says, “I actually didn’t set out to be a tutor. I made a last-minute decision to volunteer for the Night to Shine prom, and that’s how Scotty and I met. […]


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Super Supporter – Miss Charnette

Charnette Batey is joy and sunshine and has shared her creativity, energy, and love of movement with our members during her guest teaching segments on Boogie Down Crew. Throughout the pandemic, Miss Charnette brightened the lives of our members with her yoga and dance classes, always ensuring her classes were all ability-friendly, high energy, and […]


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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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ADA Takes on Taekwondo

In July, ADA has had the privilege of hosting a weekly virtual taekwondo (TKD) class with our new friend and instructor Vanesa, who is teaching us all the way from Bilbao, Spain!! Vanesa, who is a black belt in TKD, is completing her Ph.D. in the Physical Activity and Sports program at the University of […]


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College Here She Comes!

We want to give a BIG shoutout to Ellie Fizer who will soon be heading off to Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC (Myrtle Beach area) to study the Arts, Independent Living, and Job Skills! Camilla, Ellie’s mom, shares, “Coastal Carolina University offers a wonderful program for individuals with special needs called the LIFE program. […]


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June Tutoring Spotlight – Harish Chandan

Meet our June Tutor of the Month: Harish Chandan! Harish, a board member, and father to member Ankur Chandan started tutoring in 2018 with the desire to give back to a program that has helped his son so much. Harish says, “I highly recommend everyone become a tutor because you learn more than you teach. […]


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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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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $1800 From Louisville Metro Government

Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Louisville Metro Government. The partnership with Lou Metro will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to continue providing vital services to individuals with Down syndrome through our Summer Education Enrichment (SEE) and Career Solutions programs. Thank you, Louisville Metro Government!


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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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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $3,500 from GPD Employees’ Foundation

Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the GPD Employees’ Foundation. The partnership with GPD will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to continue providing vital services to individuals with Down syndrome that are just beginning their educational journey. Thank you, GPD!


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Down Syndrome of Louisville Awarded $2,500 by the Snowy Owl Foundation

Down Syndrome of Louisville (DSL)  is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Snowy Owl Foundation. The partnership with the Snowy Owl Foundation will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to provide Early Childhood Intervention to children between the ages of 0-5. DSL has been providing early childhood education services for more than […]


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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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Medicaid Planning for Mom and Dad; the Elephant in the Room: Part 1

– A guest blog, by Mr. Richard Bush All parents worry about how to best provide for their children after they are gone. No one worries more than parents of children with disabilities. Questions of wills and estates become overwhelmingly complex when the beneficiary may always need to depend on others. Will my child lose […]


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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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