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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jace!

This is Jace! He is 2 years old and loves to throw ball, play golf, chase the dogs, and swim. Jace has a laugh that is contagious! He also enjoys reading books and building lego towers. Jace is currently working on his colors and getting ready to go into preschool next year! He loves to love […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Chris!

Meet Christopher (Chris) Payne! I’m 38 and new to Louisville and DSL after living in Michigan my whole life. Both my older brother and younger sister live here – so we got the family back together in Louisville. I’ve been active in the Special Olympics for many years as a Powerlifter, Bowler, and Bocce player. […]


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National Disability Employment Awareness Spotlight – Derrick and Aaron

Another #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth proud moment! Career Solutions Specialist, Kristen Falcone, caught this on camera earlier last week: Derrick being a proud papa and taking photos of his independent trainee Aaron! DSL member Aaron is applying for an opening at Big Lots where member Derrick has been an employee for over 15 years. Aaron shadowed Derrick at […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Cole!

Cole Santiago Quintela is 13 years old – youngest of 6. He loves to watch funny videos and listen to music on his iPad. He enjoys dancing and is thrilled when the folks around him APPLAUD! He is absolutely beautiful inside and out. If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love […]


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National Disability Employment Awareness Spotlight – Penni Williams

    Did you know October is not just #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth but also #NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth! We want to celebrate Penni Williams for 10 years of service at BestBuy – Way to go Penni! #DSLKindnessWarrior #CareerSolutions #ActuallyICan


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Amber!

Meet Amber! Amber works hard to promote Down Syndrome and her independence, and she enjoys life to the fullest. She has worked hard to become an independent adult and is spunk, sass, and joy personified! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love with Down Syndrome contact ivyf@dsoflou.org #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Charlotte!

This is Charlotte Rice and she is 8 years old. She is in the 2nd grade and loves numbers. She gets very excited about music and dancing! She dances with the Diane Moore Miracle Dancers and really looks forward to going to dance class each week. She loves spending time surrounded by family and friends […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jaxon

Meet Jaxon! He is 4 years and is sandwiched between his old brother, Liam (6yr), and younger sister, Elise (3yr). He loves his siblings dearly, but loves Nutrigrain bars and Kraft Mac n Cheese more! He attends both public school preschool and daycare preschool where he is adored by his peers and teachers. Most days […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Madi!

Meet seven-year-old Madeline (Madi)! She loves horseback riding, gymnastics, her younger brother, and dancing to her own beat. She has a new puppy at home that she loves cuddling with and teaching basic obedience to. She loves DSL and all the fun activities and educational opportunities they offer. She had a blast at summer SEE […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Treasure!

Hi, I’m Treasure! I turned 23 on July 30th. I am quite passionate about my own Birthdays, all animals, my family, margaritas & Reeses cups! I am a proud Auntie to two nieces and one nephew. I am great at spreading kindness everywhere. I wear my ‘the lucky few’ tattoo proudly. I feel blessed to […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jonah

Hiya! I’m Jonah and I am 11 years old. I love school and DSL’s summer program. I am a huge Lou City Soccer fan and hope to play for a team soon. I am a self-proclaimed entertainer. I play drums to my favorite band’s music Twenty One Pilots. I am also a huge Elvis fan […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Brittany!

Hi, my name is Brittany and I am 27 years old. I love bowling, swimming, and track and field with the Special Olympics. I enjoy hanging out with my family and watching movies. My favorite days of the week are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays when I join DSL virtually for Boogie Down Crew with Ms. […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Emma!

Hi, I’m Emma! I’m 11 years old and just started middle school. I’m involved in cheer, cross country, gymnastics, t-ball, and track. I love attending DSL’S summer program. I’m a fashion diva and love to shop. My family loves all the support we receive from DSL. If you would like to share a spotlight for […]


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Local Driver Drives Dollars for Local Charity

Down Syndrome of Louisville Recognized as a Finalist for $100,000 National Grant Through the NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Online Voting Begins 10/14/2021 at 6 p.m. and Runs through November 12th at Noon (LOUISVILLE, KY) October 14, 2021 – Down Syndrome of Louisville has announced today that it is in the running for […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Brady!

Hi, meet Brady! He’ll be three months old on October 16! Brady loves snuggling, hanging out with his big sister (she’s 4!), and playing with his activity pad. We are so in love with this little man! We are thankful for all of the support we receive from DSL and the amazing families we have […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Irelyn!

Happy Wednesday! Meet Irelyn! She turned 2 in July and is pure joy!! She loves to go to the park and take her baby for a walk. She started peeing and pooping on the potty at 22 months (but I’m not ready to completely train her)! We are so grateful for DSL and the families […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Bo!

This is Bo! He is 8 years old. His favorite things are his iPad, music, his sisters and his grandparents. Bo played baseball this summer and loved it. Bo is in first grade and we are so proud to be his parents. Bo loves being a kindness warrior 💙💛 If you would like to share […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Chelsea

Day 11 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Meet Chelsea Kay! She is 8 and loves to play outside and spend Friday nights with mamaw. Chelsea loves music and her sister. She is a momma’s girl but plenty of time and energy for daddy too! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Marty!

Happy Sunday! Meet Marty! He just turned 23. He is the 4th of 7 siblings. Love’s coloring, listening to music on his tablet and watching movies. He is a big sweetheart and an excellent helper! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love with Down Syndrome contact ivyf@dsoflou.org #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Amelia!

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am 2 years old. I started walking when I was 20 months old and my family is incredibly proud of the progress I have made. I love to dance, swim, go to the zoo, and play with my twin sister Clara. If you would like to share a […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Isaac!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Day #8! Hello! My name is Isaac! I’m 8 years old and in 1st grade. I love my family, dancing to music, my cat Pumpkin, watching Sid the Science Kid, wrestling with my dad and laughter. I am thankful for DSL and my friends who I know there. If you would […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Grace!

One week into Down Syndrome Awareness Month! What are you doing throughout this month to celebrate? Meet Grace! She is 22 years old and loves to travel. She attends DSL ADA and loves it. She loves life and has brought us so much joy! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Ellie!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Day #6! 💛💙 This is Ellie. She is 2 (will be 3 in December). She has a lot of spunk and is the most adorable ever. She loves laughing at her siblings, her Dada, looking at pictures of dogs, and all the light-up, music-making toys. She also LOVES playing with her […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Jacob!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Day #5! 💙💛 This is Jacob Reigel! He’s 7 years old and in the second grade. He is loving school this year especially being in class with his buddy Sam Spalding. Jacob loves to sing, dance, and act. He’s a huge fan of Fall Out Boy, minions, and any movie that […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Kynleigh!

Happy Monday! We’re still over here celebrating the kickoff of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Meet Kynleigh! She just turned 7 in July. She loves music, dancing and living life like a party! If you would like to share a spotlight for someone you love with Down Syndrome contact ivyf@dsoflou.org #DownSyndromeAwareness #DSLKindnessWarrior #TheLuckyFew #DownSyndromeLove


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Allen!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month is in full swing and we want you to meet more of our amazing members! Hi, this is Allen! He is 6 years old and is in Kindergarten at CAL. A big-time lover of the Cards, Allen also enjoys playing outside with his big sisters, riding his new bike, music, and […]


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DS Awareness Month Spotlight – Meet Sam!

Meet Sam Roach! He’s 26 years old. He loves music, loves to sing and entertain and has a boy band, Back Street Dreams, plays sports with SOKY, loves hanging out with his friends, and CLS workers. He works at Mission BBQ and volunteers at Southeast Christian Church. Sam LOVES life! If you would like to […]


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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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2021 Family Education Series

Fall 2021 IEP Prep Susan Teaford walks us through the IEP process and gives tips on ensuring your child’s educational success   Watch the IEP Session Recording Toilet Training Dr. Jenny Kimes shares tips and tricks for toilet training success   Watch the Toilet Training Session Recording Sleep Apnea Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, of the University […]


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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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