About Us

Formed in 2008, Food for Good Thought was founded by Dr. Audrey Todd. The whole concept came about while considering the probably limited future employment opportunities for her non-verbal son with autism. Following one of her son’s interests, cooking and baking became a skill that was able to be developed as time went on.

Before her son developed an interest in cooking and baking, he was placed on a gluten-free diet due to his significant digestive problems; as a result, some of his problematic neurological behaviors diminished in intensity.

From this experience, Dr. Todd created a company that provides both supported employment and gluten-free foods to individuals with autism as well as consumer with dietary sensitivities.

Accreditations

Accreditations Food for Good Thought has received include:

Food for Good Thought has earned national certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  WBENC certification is a rigorous, multi-faceted business application and review process that is conducted by a trained committee to ensure that women -owned businesses applying for certification are 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or group of women.

WBENC provides and manages the development, enforcement and implementation of its certification, which is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations as well as certain government entities.  The largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States, WBENC is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

In 2011 Food for Good Thought received a three-year international accreditation as a rehabilitation facility through CARF (The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), an independent accreditor of health and human services. Our accreditation in Community and Employment Services covers our services in Job Development, Job Training, and Job Supports. With sweeping changes in the disability movement, CARF’s employment and community services standards reflect leadership and innovation in the field internationally.

A number of our employees are also certified through Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, for their work with Customized Employment. This certification is presented by National Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

Management Team

Owner, CEO: Audrey Todd
Dr. Audrey Todd obtained her doctorate (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. She received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting from Rutgers University. She obtained her Bachelor’s (BA) degree from Duke University.

In addition to maintaining a private psychological practice in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Todd is the creator and CEO of Food for Good Thought, Inc., a supported employment and vocational rehabilitation facility dedicated to individuals with autism.

She has a son with autism and is a Certified RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) Program Consultant, a developmental remediation program for individuals with autism and their families.

Program Director: Sarah Duplessis
Sarah Duplessis received her bachelor’s degree from Marietta College with an emphasis in Special Education, Advertising, and Public Relations. Serving as the Program Director for Food for Good Thought, Ms. Duplessis has worked with us since the inception of the company. Ms. Duplessis’ background, education, and skill set make her especially qualified to guide persons served in attaining and maintaining their employment goals. Ms. Duplessis also completed a certification in Customized Employment in 2011 through Griffin-Hammis Associates and The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.