Re: down syndrome
congrats on the new baby. read "Down's Syndrome a New Parents Guide.
Get kryotype, birth certificate, go to Social Security office. If financially eligible, child can be placed on SSI. This is not about money. It means child gets medicaid. Your child gets insurance, if not covered privately.
Call E.C.I., this stands for Early Childhood Intervention, national program, available in every state. They will evaluate your child, and will come to your home to teach therapy. Talk to other parents of a child with DS. I bet you will hear over and over how great these kids are, and what an enhancement they are to the family. I wouldn't trade my son for a "normal" child. Congrats again on the new baby. Watch the very end of the movie "The Ringer." The actor with DS is doing Shakespere! The potential for people with DS is unknown at this time. Congrats again.