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Safety Procedure Update for Families

August 19, 2019 DSL Family, We wanted to send out more communication on the incidents that were reported this weekend. On Friday, August 16, WDRB reported that an arrest had been made after an incident involving a driver and one of our members on July 3. After investigation, DSL was assured that the event described…

August 19, 2019
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Lucas Fortwengler earns Congressional Gold

After serving hundreds of hours of community service, Lucas Fortwengler became the first individual with Down syndrome to receive the Gold Congressional Award in Kentucky. Congressman John Yarmuth awarded Lucas this honor in Washington D.C. on June 20th, 2019. Lucas’s sister Kaitlin writes: “There you have it, folks!! Kentucky’s FIRST Congressional Award Recipient with Down…

June 20, 2019
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2019 College Connections Graduation

We are so proud of our 4 college graduates! Trenton, Austin, Ryan and Paulette have all received a certificate of completion from Jefferson Community and Technical College through the College Connections Program. This program was started ten years ago and has had 34 graduates so far. We can’t wait to see what these grads do…

May 25, 2019
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Imagine- a poem by Mark J Hublar

Imagine a place with no bullies, it is easy to do. Include everyone in your kindness – and it will come back to you. Imagine everyone with a real job! It’s not hard to do. People with disabilities can be included- and can make money too. Imagine everyone with an education, it is easy to…

May 20, 2019
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Tutor and Student Spotlight

John Hammon and Byron Lukins John and Byron have been tutoring partners for over a year. They meet weekly to work on Byron’s academic goals. John is a humanities teacher at Iroquois High School. He is the proud dad of two great kids, Abby (2) and Owen (6). Owen has Down syndrome and loves coming…

May 2, 2019
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DSL Actors Thriving through Audition Bootcamp

Our second Audition Bootcamp is for adults who are interested in auditioning out in the community, and for those looking to come out of their shell a bit. Each week, we have a teaching artist from the Louisville area focus on one element of auditioning and acting. This week we learned about the voice from…

April 26, 2019
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We LOVE our volunteers! Meet Becky

Today’s #kindnesswarrior volunteer feature is Becky Stotts! Becky has been volunteering at DSL for 6 years and has helped with just about every program we offer! Her presence is most known at our Indiana campus where she tutors not one but TWO of our awesome adults, Libby and Megan (pictured here.) Becky and Megan reached…

April 23, 2019
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Indiana Boogie Down Crew Loves Autumn Woods
The Boogie Down Crew loves all of their performances at local assisted living facilities and memory care homes, but one is extra special to us! Our BDCrew teammate, Margie, lives at Autumn Woods in New Albany. When we go to dance she gets to join in and dance with her DSL friends and her new...
April 18, 2019
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We LOVE our volunteers: Meet Mr. Bud!

Our next featured #kindnesswarrior is Volunteer Bud Newman!! Lovingly known as “Mr. Bud” around here, he is the loyal and dependable front desk receptionist at DSL on Mondays. He utilizes his professional communication skills to assist our members and our guests in navigating their way at the Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Center. Bud…

April 18, 2019
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What is a Kindness Warrior?

Written by the employees of Down a Syndrome Of Louisville What is a Kindness Warrior? Someone who Cheers for us when we rise Picks us up when we fall Gives us handshakes instead of stares Gives us encouragement instead of judgement What is a Kindness Warrior?  Someone who believes in our best self Who pushes…

April 18, 2019
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