About Us

Thrive With Autism Foundation Board Members

Elizabeth Goldsmith

Founder and President

Adrienne R. Sodemann

Vice President
Director of Program Development
M.Ed., BCBA, TX Licensed Behavior Analyst

Robin Newkirk

Director of Administration
BCaBA, TX Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst

Stephanne Davenport

Director of Finance

Rev. Rusti Moore

Director of Development
B.S., M.DIV, Pastor Emeritus

Stacy Grimes

Director of Community Relations
M.A., Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Ronny Knox

Proposed Charter Chair

Ann Ziker, Ph.D.

Board Member
Thrive Logo White Autism Foundation in Magnolia, TX

What is Thrive With Autism?

Thrive With Autism is a 501c 3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization formed to help children with autism gain access to individualized high-quality education, therapies, and other services needed to help them reach their full potential. Our two main goals are to create a tuition-free, charter school accessible to all children with autism, regardless of financial standing, and to provide a one-stop shop approach that allows access to additional services needed for children with autism.