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No Limits for Deaf Children

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Support

Mission: 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.

Programs: No Limits was founded in 1996 by Michelle Christie, Ed.D. Recognizing the lack of opportunities for children with a hearing loss to improve their speaking abilities in a fun and non-academic setting, Dr. Christie designed an after-school theater program to help develop communication skills, expand vocabulary and grammar, and understand character development. Through role-playing, cultivating creativity, and developing public speaking skills, No Limits children began to confidently move into the hearing world. After witnessing dramatic improvements in the children and receiving countless testimonials from families, peers, educators and the community at large, No Limits expanded to become a national program. To date, No Limits has produced over 100 original shows in 13 states, with over 200,000 audience members witnessing the accomplishments and talents of these inspiring children. No Limits had the distinct honor of making history as the first time deaf children who speak performed at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and recently made history with its hit production Silent NO MORE at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. As a result of its remarkable success, No Limits extended its program beyond the theatrical arts to provide auditory, speech and language training year-round. In 2002, the No Limits Educational Center opened in Culver City, California. The Center provides services for low-income school-age deaf children and their families. Services include: individual therapy, academic tutoring, literacy, STEM, arts enrichment, parent education, audiological services, and a Leadership and Mentoring Academy for teens. In 2013, No Limits opened an additional after-school center in Las Vegas, and most recently, in Oxnard, CA, pioneering the expansion of its services to reach more communities. As a result of the comprehensive No Limits program, children who are deaf or hard of hearing are learning essential skills that will allow them to attend college and become successful, productive members of society.

Community Stories

186 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No Limits is an amazing organization with an amazing place for an amazing cause! I love the time and support this facilities offers to families with deaf children. As a volunteer here at No Limits, I believe No Limits teaches the world an important message, that anything is possible no matter how tough life gets on you. Thank you No Limits!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

No Limits is a unique place and haven for families of children with hearing loss. I have worked here as a teacher of the deaf for over ten years and have been continued to be inspired by the mission of No Limits and the families that No Limits serves. The program supports all aspects of empowering families of children with hearing loss including speech/language skills, technology and advocacy. Dr. Christie has compiled a team of compassionate, hard-working and passionate people on her staff and I am proud to be part of such an incredible organization.

Britani A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an alum of No Limits- this program has changed my life. I get to work with kids who share similar upbringing as mine. Dr.Michelle and the team are the most amazing and passionate individuals you will get to meet and of course the students here are just so awe-inspiring munchkins as well!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

From the time my sister and I set foot to No Limits , we have felt at home. We were welcomed by motivated and hard working staff who were focused on truly making a difference to their students lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While working with No Limits for deaf children, I've learned so much about advocacy and the many issues affecting the lives of our deaf children and families. The organization inspires me everyday to keep working towards our mission to help more deaf children thrive socially and academically! It's amazing to work with such a great organization to help these children gain the confidence and achieve their life aspirations!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work with No Limits, and the difference we are able to make in so many children's' lives is amazing. As an adult with hearing loss, I love the confidence we are able to inspire in children. The community No Limits is able to provide for both kids with hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss is also priceless.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at No Limits and it has been such an amazing experience. They have great people and the children love it as well because of all the great help they provide.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Puedo desír que encontre el mejor lugar de ayuda para mi hijo con pedida auditiva, su autoestima de el se mejoro y su actitud ha cambiado, también tengo que agradecer que las clases que nos ofrecen son muy interesantes, he aprendido ayudar mas a mi hijo en su vocabulario, escritura,lectura solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para NO LIMITS por darme la oportunidad de aprender mas de la perdida auditiva.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Bethlehem, likes No Limits so much and she gets a lot help!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for No Limits and have been for 23 years. I met Michelle Christie in 1965 or
1966 and I was so impressed with her helping the deaf children learn to speak. That is how
I started to volunteer when she opened No Limits in 1966.
I know exactly how the deaf children feel as I am profoundly deaf and went to Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. I have watched so many kids from No Limits grow up
and be successful. That is why I am still volunteering. I am now 96 years.

Client Served

Rating: 5

No Limits has been an amazing place for our family. We have been apart of this wonderful organization for a short time but the rewards have already been tremendous. Our son is currently in PreK and he has attended the after-school program twice a week and we have been attending the Parent Education classes on the weekend. His speech, language, reading skills are progressing quite nicely. Most importantly his self confidence is soaring through the roof. We have been fortunate to have a wonderful team of support to help Zavier reach his greatest potential and now No Limits and the wonderful staff and professionals have added the cherry on the top. We love the community and bonding with other families that also want to see their Deaf and Hard of Hearing kiddos soar!!! With that we will always be Thankful. The Quansah Family

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing program. NO LIMITS has given Lexi and I the tools to be successful with her speech and language. I have watched my daughter change in so many ways. Her growth has been tremendous in her speech and language since joining this program. When we first started NO LIMITS a few years ago Lexi was using one to two words to express herself and you could hardly understand what she was saying. I remember when we first started NO LIMITS and being nervous when I was told part of the program was my child would have to write a speech and memorize it, I was thinking my child who can barely say a sentence and has multiple disabilities is never going to be able to accomplish this. I am proud to say she not only memorizes a speech every session but you can understand what she is saying and I thank NO LIMITS program for this. I truly believed Lexis speech and language was delayed due to her other disabilities and I can tell you now I was wrong the problem was we were not given the right tools or program. NO LIMITS has helped Lexi to be successful in her speech and language, she is so proud on graduation day when she gets up there to say her speech and as a parent I couldn’t be more proud of all her hard work and determination. Last but not least a big thanks to her amazing teachers Mrs. Donna and Ms. Jessica for all the hard work they put into helping Lexi reach her goals, her growth is progressing even faster.
Thanks again for such an amazing structured program!!!
Lisa Eng
Las Vegas, NV

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with No Limits has been so positive! My niece started a year ago and she now speaks up for herself, has such clarity in her speech, amazing social interactions and high self esteem. The staff at No Limits is very friendly and make you feel right at home. Thank you No Limits for all that you do to go above and beyond for the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love how No limits supports families and children in the community. They really care about the children and families that they support

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our granddaughter started with No Limits she was shy and unsure of herself especially since she hadn't had her hearing aides for very long and had never seen another person with hearing aides. Since she began we have seen progress every week in several areas but mostly in self confidence which is in our opinion most important. As the director of a preschool I see children who struggle with low confidence and it takes much effort on the part of the adults to encourage children without any disabilities so that much more important for those who have challenges.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a parent of 2 Boys with Hearing Loss I highly recommend No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. They absolutely go beyond to help each and every student. With speech therapy and Literacy Twice a week. I personally loved Saturday Parent Classes we get so much important information from both No Limits and parents who share there experience. This is only our Second Semester and my kids absolutely loved it, While being here i found out my younger one has a hearing loss and they took him in right away. Loved to see there big smiles and accomplishments at Graduation. I will forever be grateful with No Limits. Thank you No Limits for putting a big smile on by Boys

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to a fundraiser for this amazing non profit and they are incredible! They do so much to change and influence the lives of deaf and hard of hearing children. They provide services that most low income families don't have access to. I am so glad I got to go to their fundraiser luncheon and learn more about the great work they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I heard of this nonprofit organization, I felt that it is important for the deaf and hard of hearing children to learn to communicate. The reason I feel that this is important because I went through it myself in the 1930s. I am happy to have this meaning of helping these children and their families learn to speak and take advantage of using their technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Parents are so overwhelmed to see their children improve greatly in their graduation speeches from the educational center. I am happy to see these kids have the experience that I did not have growing, especially for my mother who was struggling to cope with my hearing loss. This is a wonderful organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at No Limits and believe with my whole heart that this is one of the best organizations I have volunteered for. They have a very welcoming and family friendly environment. The staff work with each kid and dedicate their time to help. The environment they bring truly help the children believe they can do it. And they can. I love this place and believe that they are making a change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with No Limits and have never felt more welcome. The kids are very friendly & well behaved, the teachers and staff are very kind. I totally recommend volunteering or donating because this organization is special and deserves it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with no limits for a short time and it is very family oriented. No Limits is very welcoming and makes sure that you are comfortable. It is a very unique place and the environment makes you feel like a kid again