There are many ways to learn more about Down syndrome. Read information at the following links from the National Down Syndrome Society:
What is Down syndrome?
Down syndrome facts
Myths & Truths
Preferred Language Guide
Learn more about what a new or potential diagnosis means. The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network provides resources and education for new and expectant parents. They also have the ability to connect you to other parents who have been in your shoes. I personally have been a part of the DSDN and have benefited greatly from their services.
Watch the following videos:
Just Like You
Girl Tells the World That Down syndrome is Not Scary
Mother of Toddler with Down syndrome Shares Story
Dad Defends Son With Down syndrome
There’s Nothing Down about Down syndrome
What’s One Thing You Wish People Knew About Down syndrome?