No Limits for deaf children
Rating: 4.99 stars 152 152 reviews 5,321
9801 Washington Blvd 2nd Floor Culver City CA 90232 USA
No Limits serves an unmet need in the community by teaching deaf children to confidently speak, achieve, dream, and inspire through its national theatrical program and after-school educational center.
Founded in 1996, no limits theater group is the only theater in the country for deaf children who speak and listen. The theater was designed by dr. Michelle christie, a teacher of the deaf, to help improve communication skills, expand vocabulary and grammar, cultivate creativity, enhance literacy, and develop public speaking skills for deaf children. As children made dramatic improvements and began to confidently move into the hearing world, no limits expanded to become a national program. No limits has produced 80 productions in 13 states, entertaining and educating over 150,000 people nationwide. No limits had the distinct honor of making history by performing at the prestigious john f. Kennedy center for the performing arts. The no limits program was extended beyond the theatrical arts to provide individual auditory, speech, and language training year-round with the opening the first no limits educational center. The center serves school-age deaf children and families who are unable to find assistance elsewhere. The after-school center offers individual therapy, literacy classes, academic tutoring, stem, music and arts enrichment, and a leadership and mentoring academy for deaf teens. Additionally, no limits provides weekly parent education classes to help families learn the tools and resources to best help their child with a hearing loss through their school age years. As a result of the comprehensive no limits program, children with a hearing loss are learning essential skills that will help them to attend college and become successful, productive members of society. Honors and recognition* no limits received a proclamation from the los angeles county board of supervisors commending no limits on its outstanding contributions to los angeles residents. * no limits children performed at the prestigious john f. Kennedy center for the performing arts in washington d. C. * no limits received the george washington medal of honor by the freedom's foundation. Other recipients included astronaut scott glenn and judge rehnquist. * no limits was featured on oprah as a positive uplifting program for deaf children. * no limits has been the subject of 4 documentaries for its revolutionary techniques in teaching deaf and hard of hearing children and has been featured on cnn, nbc, abc and newspapers and magazines across the country including a three page spread in newsday, the new york times, westside life, the new jersey star ledger, parents magazine & the hollywood reporter. * no limits received a certificate of recognition by congressman, karen bass, for providing services to deaf and hard of hearing children. * no limits received a certificate of recognition from supervisor mark ridley-thomas of the los angeles county board of supervisors commending no limits on its outstanding service to deaf children. * dr. Michelle christie was honored by councilmember mike bonin for her leadership in the field of deafness. * no limits was named "best arts program in the country" by parents magazine. * no limits was honored as one of the "top 100 heroes" in the country by the volvo for life committee. * dr. Michelle christie received the "megan cooper leadership award" by executive service corps for excellent governance and leadership in a nonprofit organization. * dr. Michelle christie won the heide mengel award by john tracy clinic. * no limits was named the "best nonprofit organization" for children with disabilities by the culver city disability council. * no limits received the culver city award for "excellent leadership" in the community. * no limits was honored with a "special recognition award" by the california educators for the deaf. * no limits received "service to mankind award" by sertoma organization.
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No Limits Offers a wide Variety of Classes and programing with vital information for students with hearing and speech disabilities. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable plus well educated in their fields.
I want to thank No Limits for giving my son Michael the opportunity to participate in the summer theater program. This program is marvelous, Michael is starting to speak more everyday that passes. I also noticed that he is learning a lot with just a couple of days. At the beginning of the program it would be very difficult for Michael to see me leave now almost two weeks later when we arrive he tells me, "bye bye mommy!" No Limits is helping Michael a lot! It is such a wonderful program! Thank you! THANK YOU NO LIMITS!!!
Thank you No Limits for your help! This has been an excellent experience for Oswin. He is so happy to be participating in the program since its something new for him. No Limits has given confidence to Oswin. I am really happy because besides all the obstacles my son has faced, No Limits has had a lot of patience with Oswin and he has learned a lot. His speech has grown so much I am very impressed. I am very happy with Oswin's process. Thank you for everything No Limits!!
I love No Limits! No Limits has given my granddaughter Genesis the ability to feel more confident and sure of herself. Genesis also now has the confidence to speak in front of people before she was very shy! I also have noticed that thanks to No Limits Genesis is more independent and socializes more with children and adults. No Limits has given my granddaughter the confidence she has never had. Thank you!
I volunteered with No Limits in Los Angeles for two weeks to help prepare kids for the No Limits Comedy Hour this summer. I loved my time working with the kids and volunteers. The kids have a great time, whether they're 4 or 14. It's easy to see why they love No Limits. They form friendships and bonds with kids and instructors. Many of them cannot wait to arrive for the day. The people are enthusiastic and patient. The rooms are colorful and themed in order to help the kids learn vocabulary. My favorite rooms are the diner, Oval Office, and cabin room. The comedy sketches are funny and give the kids the chance to gain confidence in their speech and presentation while having a great time. The commitment to the kids impresses me. The meticulous attention to the costumes for the show is a great example of No Limits doing everything it can to give the kids a special experience.
What an amazing experience I had working with No Limits! I loved every bit of it! The staff and the children were incredible. Such a great non-profit organization providing wonderful activities to hearing-impaired children. These students were practicing for a comedy show and theater experience in which they absorbed information like a sponge. I am highly impressed with the organization No Limits. They truly know what they are doing and the children are all fine examples!! Their motto "I Can Do It" is really instilled in these children because "I Can't" is just not a part of their vocabulary.
Jeremy H. Flores
It's been awesome working with the kids this month. This my first time working with No Limits, and couldn't have had a better time. I've gotten to know the kids so well, and I've loved practicing scenes and playing games with them. I'm so glad that I decided to volunteer with No Limits. I cant wait to work more with them in the future!
The experience and opportunity to be able to be a part of the theater program is awesome! I have learned new techniques to working with children with hearing impairment that will be beneficial as I study my study to become a teacher.
I had a lot of fun working with the kids during the summer theater program. I think the facilities here are just amazing and i think you guys are doing amazing work with the kids!!
I had so much fun being part of the workshop team! I volunteered prior to the comedy camp at No Limits , & I've thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone here. I was on a vacation, so I started working at the camp a few days after it started. However, the adjustment was easy because the workshop team & children were all so friendly. The relaxed & welcoming environment is beneficial for everyone. I'm so excited to continue volunteering at No Limits!