Tip: Join a local group. When Ben was first born, I didn't know anyone near me who had a child with Down syndrome. I found a lot of information and helpful advice on the internet, but I felt very isolated from the people around me. Now I know several great families in my town (and even in my neighborhood!) who have children with Down syndrome. We go to playdates and birthday parties together. We share advice about doctors, therapists, schools, etc. I love that my kids will grow up knowing people of all ages who have Down syndrome.
Photo: Ben likes to help with the laundry.