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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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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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