Family Show Summary


Our Family show gave us the opportunity to talk with several parents with disabilities and their family.  We also learned about activities to preserve community services for families who have a child with a disability.  Gene and Dave listed several resources for families who have a child with a disability and adoption related material.


Our guests:

Desiree, Chip, and Tasha Sturdevant

Contact Desiree at

Check out her blog at: Http://


Laura, Adam and Madeleine Griebel   You may contact Laura at and by phone at (512)748-1361.


Terri Stellar, Dave Dauber, and their son Denver.  Contact Dave at


Denise Sonleitner and her son Maverick, interviewed at the Capitol during the Texas Families Unite Rally to save community services for families with

Disability, March 14, 2011.  Contact Denise at

Special thanks to Linda and Amy Litzinger for their on the scene correspondence and videography for that segment.

(We apologize for not getting that in the credits.)



Texas Parent to Parent

3710 Cedar St.

Box 12 
Austin, Texas 78705-1449

Toll-free 866-896-6001

Local: 512-458-8600


Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. In addition, TxP2P educates professionals about the unique needs of our children with the goal of improving care and opportunities for our children. Lastly, TxP2P is dedicated to championing the efforts of a diverse set of parent support groups and advocacy on behalf of our children’s well-being.



Partners Resource Network

1090 Longfellow Drive

Suite B

Beaumont, TX 77706

Phone: 409-898-4684

TX Parents Only: 1-800-866-4726

Fax: 409-898-4869



Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI’s) in Texas. The PTI Projects are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM.


The programs and services of PRN are based on the concept of parents helping parents.  Their mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals.


Susan Stephens

Founder / President

Family Network TV




Family Network TV and Radio serves as a conduit connecting families to diagnosis specific organizations with families navigating similar journey’s.

Through the Looking Glass is a center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.


Dave’s Recommendations

Baby vest at to secure Denver to Dave’s lap.


The Question of David – Jocabson

A touching, unique and beautiful account of a couple, both with cerebral palsy, who adopt a baby boy and raise him on their own.