About Freedom Therapies
Freedom Therapies is a company dedicated to training people to make everyday moments into teachable opportunities. We strive to implement compassionate, family-focused ABA therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities.
Meet The OwnerS:
Kimberlee Rider, MS, BCBA, LBA
Kimberlee has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2015. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2011 with honors in Science and Technology and Psychology. She completed her honors thesis on the Racial differences in the symptom profiles of children assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder under the direction of Dr. Sarah O’Kelley and Dr. Kristi Guest. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Kimberlee gained valuable experience by working at Camp ASCCA, interning at the Autism Society of Alabama, and completing graduate coursework in Public Health.
She obtained her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities under the direction of Dr. Sacha Pence and Dr. John Rapp from Auburn University in 2016. While at Auburn University, Kimberlee gained extensive experience in parent training and early intervention ABA Therapy with individuals with disabilities in school and clinic settings. Since graduating, she has provided ABA Therapy in clinic, school, home, residential, and day program settings for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental
delays, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, explosive disorder, and other mood-based difficulties. Kimberlee has participated in leadership positions with the Autism Society of Alabama junior board and remains actively involved in volunteer and advocacy work with the special needs community.
Kimberlee is dedicated to teaching others about the field of applied behavior analysis and how to integrate the tools of ABA into their everyday lives and professions. She looks forward to working with families, direct providers, and multi-disciplinary professional teams to provide a better understanding of individual’s behavioral needs and promote different skills to enhance opportunities for inclusion. With over 20 years experience in the swimming community and over 10 years of experience teaching other individuals of all ages how to swim, Kimberlee is passionate about teaching others watery safety and water independence skills and is excited to integrate her experiences with ABA Therapy through our swim lessons program.
Kimberlee is the proud wife of Trevin Rider and proud mother to two dogs. In their free time, they are always seeking new adventures in life, whether new foods/restaurants, creating new things, gardening, traveling, or just exploring more of beautiful Birmingham. Trevin and Kim are heavily involved with their local church community and strive foster an environment where others are free to be their unique selves.
Trevin Rider, BS
Trevin earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2019 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently obtaining his Masters of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has future plans to counsel the families involved in the special needs community and others who are in need of help and treatment. Trevin has been involved with the Autism Society of Alabama Junior Board, is a part of the volunteer leadership team for the Special Needs Ministry at his church, and teaches swim lessons at FREEDOM Therapies, Inc. Trevin is passionate about helping others in need and believes that everyone should be able to exist in an environment where they are free to understand the unique creation that God created them to be. He looks forward to continuing to serve the people in the Birmingham area and establishing himself as a professional helper of people.
Trevin married the love of his life, Kimberlee Rider, in 2020. When they aren’t working they’re at home with their dogs, Barklee Rae and Bankston James. You can usually find them at home on their porch swing or in their garden, or out on the town experiencing new food, new places, and making new friends. They enjoy traveling together and finding the best hole-in-the-wall eateries wherever they go. Trevin enjoys golf, kayaking, gardening, hiking, hunting, and just about anything else that you can do outside. Trevin and Kim are active members of their local church and find great joy serving with the Special Needs Ministry there.