The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK) has proudly served families and community members since 1993. DSACK was created by a small group of parents who envisioned better opportunities for their children with Down syndrome. Today that vision has expanded, and we are pleased to provide many programs and services to area families, schools and medical professionals.


In 2002, as DSACK became more visible in the community, the first Buddy Walk was organized. This was a huge success and has continued to be a tradition of DSACK families, not only as a fund-raising event but also as a day set aside to celebrate our loved ones. In 2013, we changed the name of our walk to the Walk for Down Syndrome.


DSACK is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors, which includes parents, educators, therapists and medical professionals. We have an executive director responsible for implementing our strategic plan and maintaining day-to-day operations. Our meeting minutes and monthly treasurer reports are open for review by anyone.