What is the lifespan for a person with Angelman Syndrome? I can't imagine it would be a normal one. That might not be a bad thing, if the parents can reasonably expect to outlive their child. It would certainly ensure the child received good care for his or her whole life.
I also wonder if there are any support groups available for these parents. Maybe they would attend something for parents who have children who are mentally disabled, for any reason. I'd think I would want something like that available if I had a special needs child.