Day 15 (Down syndrome Awarness Month): Children with Down syndrome can and do learn to read. Visual memory is usually a strength and a lot of children with Down syndrome can learn to sight read early on. If L's obsession with books and being read to is any indication, I think she will be a book worm like her daddy.
Here's a video showcasing L's love of books. She got her favorite book out of her book basket across the room, and started signing "book" at me (which is her way of saying she wants me to read to her). I was in the middle of something and didn't jump at her command. Finally she got frustrated enough that she decided, if I wasn't coming to her, she'd bring the book to me. Obviously I read her the book right away.