Family Updates for Ages 18+

Read to stay in the loop on all the upcoming fun! Be sure to check out the DSL Calendar for full event details and other events happening in the community.

Your Time to Shine!

Practices on Thursdays in July & August

Learn More & FAQs

We hope to see you there!

Join us July 13th from 12-3

Questions? Email John

Sides / Desserts / Misc. Pot-Luck Dishes are encouraged to be brought by DSL guests.


Down on the Farm Day!

2806 Big Spring Road, Vine Grove KY

This event is not hosted by DSL but by DSL Family Larry, Margarita, & Austin Edelen.

Enjoy semi-trucks, tractors, and combines you can climb! Take a hay ride to befriend cows, pigs, horses, and other farm friends. There will be grain storage and cropland to explore, with FFA members and volunteers to help along the way.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own picnic!

Questions? Email John

RSVP Here!

July Summer Movie - The Lego Movie

Wednesday, July 17th at 7pm

Summer Movie Series at the Barn Theatre: 8805 Cedar Creek Rd Louisville, KY 40291

50 seats available, park in the lawn, movie promptly begins at 7p

Popcorn, pretzels, and water provided

The theater is on the second floor with only stair access.

Questions? Email John


Adaptive Climbing Clinics

July 20th, August 10th, & September 14th

Click Here to Learn More

Turtle Wine Winery Fundraiser & BDC Performance

Sunday, July 21st 1-5p

Join DSL and the Boogie Down Crew for a concert from The Monarchs at Turtle Run Winery!

All proceeds from the grill go back to DSL and we can use all the help we can get! CLICK HERE to volunteer

Questions? Email John

Learn More on the Event

For DSL friends and families!

From 6-8p at Putt-Putt Fun Center

Questions? Email John


Friday, August 9th

Dinner and a show!

DSL has only reserved 50 tickets, so these are on a first come first serve basis.

Questions? Email John

Get Your Tickets Here!

DSL Day with the Bats!

Join DSL and Friends!

There are two ticket options

Questions? Email John

Learn More and RSVP

We're headed to Indy!

Colts vs Bills November 10th

Click Here to Learn More

Friday, December 20th

Never too soon for Christmas!

DSL has only reserved 50 tickets, so these are on a first come first serve basis.

Questions? Email John

Get Your Tickets Here!

Access and Ability Resource and Testing Center

with Jefferson Community Technical College

We have partnered with the Access and Ability Resource and Testing Center at Jefferson Community Technical College to provide an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the accommodations available to our members in college! Please use the poll below to pick a day and time frame that would be best for you to assist us in planning for this event!

Learn More!

Support your DSL family!

There's no business too big or too small!

We’re looking to build an index of trusted DSL family businesses on our website.

It does not need to be a “Mom & Pop” or independent business to be submitted. Our goal is to promote DSL families from within.

Questions? Email John

Learn More

Pickleball and Tennis Interest Form

For all ages!

Questions? Email John


July Academy Outing Calendar

Summer is here!

Questions? Email Sharon

Download A Copy

Boogie Down Crew

Practices & Performances

DSL Tallent Show Practices begin July 11th – August 22nd

BDC Returns September 12th

Questions? Email John


Click Here for more on the BDC!

A real page turner!

5-6p at the Louisville Building


RSVP Here!
Members only need to RSVP once
Always check the DSL Calendar for cancelations

Learn more about Book Club!

Living & Learning Returns

Monday Nights at DSL!


Learn More & RSVP

Get Involved:

Get the DSL App Today!

We are so excited to launch our new app for our families, friends & supporters.

Downloading the App:

Click here for App Support

Join NDSS on Capitol Hill for World Down Syndrome Day!

Calling all advocates!

The National Down Syndrome Society is headed back to Capitol Hill on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2024, for our Down Syndrome Advocacy Conference!

If you are interested and need financial assistance to attend, please reach out to

Click Here to Learn More!

Join the Mary Carter Legacy Society

Our founder, Mary Carter, left a legacy of potential for people with Down Syndrome.

The Mary Carter Legacy Society is a group of devoted supporters who are investing in the future of individuals with Down Syndrome by including DSL in their estate plans.

 Learn more about how you can leave a legacy of compassion by clicking the button below!

Join the Mary Carter Legacy Society

Adult Age News & Stories

Local Gymnastics Facility Partners with DSL Academy

December 20, 2023

Academy Classroom Getting in the Holiday Spirit

December 15, 2023

Book Club Christmas Party

December 7, 2023

Ds Awareness Month – Meet Jill

October 23, 2023

Ds Awareness Month – Meet Grace

October 8, 2023

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