We value teaching skills necessary for forming positive relationships, living independently and enjoying a quality live. Whilst passionately advocating for and celebrating individual differences.
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
Emma has been the Managing Director of Freedom Social Skills since it began in 2019. Since then she has helped expand the business from two social skills classes at a sporting facility to over 11 social skills classes, with the addition of a brand new clinic space. Emma is a Psychology Graduate from the University of Wollongong and has a Masters in Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Monash University. Emma has over 8 years experience providing Behavioural Intervention to children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum and those with various other special learning needs progressing from a junior support worker role to a Program Supervisor. Emma has worked with both children and teenagers, from a variety of backgrounds.
Emma's mission at Freedom Social Skills is to ensure that children with special needs are nurtured in a supportive and inclusive community and given equal opportunities to thrive.
Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst
Hitarthi has a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from her home country of India. She then studied through Florida Institute of Technology to become a Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst. Hitarthi is a BCaBA and has over five years of experience in the field of ABA. Hitarthi’s ABA journey started more than five years ago, when she started ABA therapy for her own daughter. She saw amazing results with her daughter and wanted to know more about the theory and structure behind Applied Behaviour Analysis. Ignited by a passion for more knowledge, Hitarthi began working with other children on the Autism spectrum in different settings, including preschool’s and the home environment.
Hitarthi is enthusiastic about using ABA techniques to assist
children with skill acquisition and to overcome the barriers to their learning. She believes in empowering parents by practical training and giving the parents the tools, they need to help their own children, in order to reach their highest potential.
Program Supervisor and Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst
Kathy has worked with a wide variety of clientele in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for the past 9 years. Her experience includes early intervention, pre-school to high-school programs, and community access, across various Sydney-based providers. She is currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Kathy is passionate about using behaviour science to change families' lives for the better. When she isn't working or studying, she enjoys boxing and volunteering for local causes.
Class Leader and Behaviour Therapist
Krissy has worked with children of all ages for 6 years, both within Australia and internationally and for the past 12 months as a Behavioural Therapist for Freedom Social Skills.
Krissy's enthusiasm, motivation, skill set and ability to build easy rapport with our children and families has led to her taking on the responsibility of running most of our weekly social skills classes.
Krissy will be undertaking an education degree at the commencement of 2021 with a desire for continued training in the ABA field. I love working at Freedom Social Skills because no two days are the same, I love to see the continued growth in each student and the staff are very welcoming and fun.
Class Leader and Behaviour Therapist
Aryan is currently studying Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Western Sydney University.
I love this job as I am motivated with working with kids and enjoy every step when working with them. One fun fact about my personality is that I don't read much and when I do it it is only because I have to or because I really, really want to.
Taryn has finished a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology. Next year Taryn will be completing a certificate in Australian Sign Language and plans to do a masters in Speech Therapy in 2022. Taryn has worked in before and after school care where she learned that she enjoyed providing opportunities to engage with children and better understand them.
I love this job as I am given the opportunity to get to know and help so many amazing children. A fact about me is that I spend all my free time watching old movies.
Online Class Facilitator
Shiven is a full time University student studying a Bachelor of Information Systems. Shiven has volunteering experience and his technological and video game experience allows him to facilitate our online social skills classes.
Working with children is something I enjoy, whether it be volunteering at school camps through to tutoring. Being able to take it a step further by supporting them as they develop their social skills through online activities and games that I’ve grown up with, is also very fulfilling.
I love everything when it comes to the world of art and technology! Often, I mix both interests and find myself working on digital art pieces for personal projects. Currently I have the wonderful opportunity to exercise this hobby as an executive member at my university’s Save the Children Action Group, when it comes to fulfilling all our marketing and design needs!
Early Childhood Educator
Dianne has been working in children’s services for over 25 years, predominantly as an early childhood educator, writing and implementing programs for children of 0-5yrs. Dianne has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a passion for helping children with ASD achieve their full potential!
I love Freedom Social Skills as it links directly to my passion and motivates me to further develop my experience in child education.
I also love my family time, plants and gardening
Daniella has achieved a Cert III in Fitness Training and Also a Bechelors in International Studiies with a Major in Sustainable Development. Daniella is currently studying a Masters in Counselling.
I love people and dogs
My happy place is when I'm in nature, or with friends, hiking, rock climbing, at the gym or just having a good laugh!
Support Worker and Behaviour Therapist
Melissa is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education and for the last three years she has been working as a swimming teacher. She has also been working at Freedom Social Skills for the last 6 months.
My favourite things to do are reading books and playing with my puppies!
Hayley's Background and Professional experience includes attaining her year in a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at ACU. Hayley has experience working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and experience with play therapy and ABA therapy. Hayley has a strong passion for helping young children reach their potential and achieve in all aspects of life. Hayley's biggest motivator is her late cousin who received many supports during his short life. In her spare time Hayley enjoys keeping active by going to the gym and running. Hayley also loves animals of all kinds.
Sheetal has worked with a variety of age groups and has developed a great communicative foundation with any persons due to her experience as Clinic Assistant with an Occupational Therapist. She is currently studying a Bachelors of Medical Science at UTS and is passionate about paediatrics and working with children.
Outside of work, you’ll find me at the cinemas, spending time with friend or walking my dog or rather my dog walking me.
Jess is currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Jess has worked as an educator in Before and After school care for the past 2 years. Her experience also includes working in school and clinic settings to support and provide intervention to children with a variety of disabilities.
I am passionate about working with children and supporting the growth and development of each child. I love everything to do with art and spending time at the beach!