Never in history has there been a better time to have a child with Down syndrome. Medical advances have increased life expectancies; support groups and online communities provide helpful information in a private and non-threatening manner; libraries and book stores carry up-to-date resources developed from research on the best ways to teach children with Down syndrome. It's all there at our fingertips.
And when you've read all that and are geared up to be Therapy Parents of the Year, go and read this one for another side to consider. Taken together with the rest, it helps to balance out the need to go put your head in a paper bag and breathe slowly.
And to help spread out the worrying to make sure it gets shared equally, here's one by Dr. Brian Skotko