No Limits is truly an amazing organization with a wonderful mission to support deaf children and their families. One of the things that most impresses me about No Limits is that it has programs that support the entire family! The No Limits Theater Program and After School Educational Centers, while truly wonderful, are just the beginning of services that No Limits provides to families free of charge. No Limits also offers parent classes, teen leadership programs, book club, classes for siblings, financial literacy programs, family night, and summer camp just to name a few of the other programs they provide.
I absolutely love volunteering for No Limits for deaf children and families! It brings fun, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose to my life. No Limits gives children with hearing loss the confidence they need and teaches them to tap into their potential by believing in themselves and having the "I CAN DO IT!" attitude. I highly recommend No Limits for deaf children to a parent who is looking for programming for their child, to a volunteer who is looking to support an amazing cause, and to a donor who wants to invest in supporting a powerful mission.
No Limits for deaf children and families is an amazing organization. Being here and seeing so many children with hearing loss and how much they have overcome because of the help that No Limits gives them, is truly special. Speech therapy is expensive, but because these families are low income, No Limits provides this service for free! I have spoken to a lot of the families and they are so grateful for the services that No Limits provides. They are each treated with respect and the Founder, Michelle Christie and Program Director, Andrea Lacey always take the time to speak to the families, provide advise, help with anything and make them feel safe and comfortable. It is so important for deaf children to be among other deaf children that are similar to them so they see that they are not alone. No Limits provides that space for them, for their siblings and parents to all come together and form a beautiful community. I feel inspired daily because of this organization and the work that they do.
No Limits is a beautiful place to be! They not only helped my child who has hearing loss but also include my other children without hearing loss in as many programs as they can. The sense of family and community at No Limits is what makes it so special. I recommend them to anyone that has children with a hearing loss because they remind us that we aren't alone.
My family and I are very lucky to be a part of no limits. It was exciting to go to No limits in Oxnard For the 1st time and see my 2 sons and husband be around others That understood them While communicating with each other No limits has no limits they offer so many things from Many services from birth to 21 therapy ,counseling, Individual support family support hands hands on therapy online therapy different environment and settings To make everything feel real. I wish All the family and kids Can experience how wonderful the program is. I love being out in public and be enabled to refer families to no limits it brightens them up when I tell them about the program. Thanks for everything to no limits.
No Limits has changed my life. My child has not been able to find his tribe and a place where he feels like he belongs. At No Limits I’ve been able to connect with other families, learn from AVTs and Dhh teachers, and feel welcomed! We can’t thank No Likits enough!
I have worked with and volunteered at No Limits since 2019. I am Deaf myself and I love the environment for these DHH children! I wish I had the experience while growing up but I am grateful that I got to watch the kids being able to learn, support each other, relate and connect with other during their experiences. The amazing staff, volunteers, and even the kids had taught me a lot for my teaching career!
My daughter was born deaf and after struggling to help her learn to speak, No Limits was there to support and encourage her to use her voice. She has gained confidence and developed strong friendships with other children who have a hearing loss just like her. As a parent, nothing makes he happier than to see my child thrive and succeed. The parent classes on advocacy provided at No Limits helps me be stronger in being the best advocate my daughter can have. It has also allowed me to meet other parents whose children have hearing loss and develop strong connections with them as well. I am very grateful to this organization and the services it provides to kids with hearing loss and their families.
After several years in the community, I just learned about No Limits For Deaf Children. My daughter just completed her first season of classes. This service fills a necessary gap in the health and development of children who are deaf or hard if hearing. Our healthcare system, nor our school system recognize the need for intensive language support or refer resources to parents. It is well documented that deaf and hard of hearing students are significantly delayed in language skills compared to their hearing peers, yet medical and educational professionals do not advise parents of this, nor do they offer remedies. If a parent does figure this out on their own, testing and services through private practices, with or without insurance, is very expensive especially when services are needed for several years. Deaf and hard of hearing services are considered “low instance” services as the percentage of students in a school district that will require services is low compared to the number of students with autism, for example. Therefore, only DHH consultation and limited speech and language services are offered, if a parent is diligent in advocating for their child. This takes a lot of time and resources to do. No Limits For Deaf Children offers centralized support so that all children who have been marginalized in their individual districts can come together in a socially supportive and fun environment to receive the language supports so badly missing in their daily education. No Limits For Deaf Children also offers support for parents via regular meetings and presentation of vital information particular to families with deaf or hard of hearing children. The social and emotional support offered to the children, their hearing siblings and for the parents, helps to heal the whole family and increases the quality of life for all members. Unless you have experienced having a child with disabilities you cannot understand the stress and strain it puts upon parents to help their child. There is no prescription or single resource that parents can go to and it is very easy to give up. There should be a “ No Limits For Deaf Children” center in every district or county where services are not otherwise available. You would think that regionalized centers would be offered publicly or privately, but they are not, and the state centers are only so big and can only serve a finite amount of students. The assumption that there is a clear and comprehensive path for deaf and hard of hearing children to help them live productive and healthy lives is inaccurate. Please support No Limits For Deaf Children because the services that they offer are vital to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Without these services the trajectory for them is being underemployed, having social and mental struggles that are on-going and challenged financial circumstances and challenged family lives. Please share this awareness with the families of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children that are in your neighborhood, your family, your place of worship or in your workplace. You will be making a very positive influence on their lives.
No Limits is amazing! I have learned how they help children and young adults improve literacy, gain self-confidence, and interact with a community of like-minded individuals. As a former public school teacher, I am not telling all of my educator colleagues and friends about this wonderful, caring non-profit.
No Limits for Deaf Children is an amazing nonprofit organization! I have worked as a volunteer with this organization for years and am always impressed with the professionalism and the amazing experiences they are providing for their students and the community. With the COVID pandemic this summer they really stepped up to allow their students to have an amazing virtual experience. They live up to their name every day, there truly are NO LIMITS for this organization or their students.
I have been to many events for No Limits for Deaf Children and am very impressed with how it is ran, and what an amazing non-profit!
As a working choreographer/producer - No Limits Theatre Group is such an amazing organization. Theatre and the arts is such an important influence on all children; teaching motivation, confidence, and creativity.
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I am beyond impressed with No Limits bringing about opportunities for children and families in the community and all over the world. As a nurse I have seen the negative impact of the pandemic on children staying home and loosing resources, but No limits has found creative ways to provide services, events and activities. I recently attended the magic show they put together on zoom incorporating children into the show and bringing joy during a difficult time. Truly an asset to the community!
I have loved working with No Limits for the past year and knowing about their wonderful organization ever since I was little! I love how much they support the kids involved, the children's families, and their volunteers. They really are making an immense impact in these family's lives. I'm so excited to continue volunteering with them!!
Being involved with No Limits for deaf children has been a wonderful experience. The team is so attentive with the families. Especially during the major pandemic, they took on so much extra work. The No Limits team has provided continued support during the toughest year for most families of kids with hearing loss. We love No Limits!
I am so impressed with what they have done in the community . The results that they have been able to achieve with kids and families is phenomenal. These kids and their families often need someone or some place to direct them when they feel so hopeless; No Limits provides that for them. The people at No Limits are caring and giving. Such an important program - the only on of its kind in the world.
I am consistently impressed with the work No Limits does. I have seen several of their shows and they are always great. More recently, they have worked really hard to provide services and assistance during the Covid pandemic so their students do not fall behind.
Such an amazing organization that helps so many children in LA as well as around the world! It has changed the lives of countless children and their families.
No Limits does something that no one else does: it gives confidence and hope to deaf kids could easily fall through the cracks. It has been a life changer for so many children and their families!
No Limits is the real deal. They go the extra mile to achieve the goals They set for each child that comes through the doors of No Limits.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the No Limits Gala last year. I witness pure joy. It is truly amazing to see all the hard work of No Limits pay off on the children's faces. From a child hearing for the first time to a child who graduates college all do to what No Limits provides. What bleeding it is to the community.
Have been a donor and attended several events. No limits is a truly amazing and one of a kind place for these dear and hard of hearing children to learn and flourish as well as to be better integrated into society.
I have been a volunteer for No Limits for over 3 years and from my experience I can easily say they are the best run and impactful organization I have ever been affiliated with.
Great non-profit...wonderful people...making a tremendous improvement in the lives of countless children in need and their families!
I have seen and participated in many No-limits events over the years. I have not seen a organization so laser focused on their mission. The No-limits team is doing amazing things for the children they work with. Keep up the great work.
I have been part of No Limits for 13 years and I can not believe the change that this nonprofit has on the kids and their families.
It is just amazing to see this kids having a voice in this world
They have the most amazing personal and they actually are involve with every single family. No Limits is one of the places that every one wants to volunteer and participate because they believe in what are they doing and they help all the kids that they can help.
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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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
Las Vegas, NV
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.
I love how No limits supports families and children in the community. They really care about the children and families that they support
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
I've been a part of the No Limits organization since I was 5 years old, doing the theater program and speech therapy. Now I am 24 and No Limits plays such a huge role into my life overall as far as building up my confidence in my speech, taught me valuable lessons on my education and made friendships that will last a lifetime.
I am forever grateful for all the experience I have gained with No Limits. They treat you like family and bring such positivity to the hardships of dealing with deafness, that all people with a hearing loss are no different from anyone else!
I LOVE BEING A PART OF NO LIMITS!!!
We are so happy with the beautiful experience we have had with No Limits! Thank you for giving my son the opportunity to be part of No Limits!!
For me it is very important to bring my nephew to No Limits. No Limits is giving him the tools that he needs. Thank you for helping us No Limits!
I arrived to No Limits when my son needed help with language and comprehension. No Limits for me is a place where they understand how we feel and they help and teach us how to defend the rights of our kids.
Thank you for all your help!
Being in an environment where my son could be around other children with hearing loss has helped with self-confidence greatly!
My son was diagnosed very late but with No Limits we found a big hope that Michael will speak. We are very thankful for No Limits
My son has been attending No Limits for about a year now. My sons vocabulary has grown alot since he first started. I am sure its going to keep growing with the help from No Limits.
My experience at No Limits has been very valuable. Here I feel hopeful, supported, validated and my daughter feels excited and happy!! (:
When my son Juan started No Limits you were able to see a change in him and in our lives. No Limits is a great help for him and our entire family. God bless No Limits, their staff and Michelle! We love you!!!
I found No Limits through my senior service project at Loyola High School. No Limits is an after-school program for lower class kids with hearing disabilities. I volunteered with them for three weeks every day. I did a lot of office work and organizing and maintenance of the facility. I also assisted with assessing the kids' linguistic abilities and helping them develop language skills. It was a great experience and opened me up to a new type of service.
This place truly has no limits in every sense of the word. I had the privilege of working through the month of January as a high school volunteer working in their language development department and with office organization and management. The environment is conducive to developing courage and passion for communication no matter one's level of language development. The staff, faculty, and volunteers are great to collaborate with and the location is in the heart of historic Culver City, a true testament to the emphasis Arts and expression play in this establishment.
I worked with No Limits for about three weeks during the month of January, and I really enjoyed my time there. I could tell that each and every staff member really enjoyed and dedicated their time to the children. Every day, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I am so glad I had the honor of working with not only the staff but also the children. The children really amazed me sometimes.
I worked with No Limits for three weeks and it was probably one of the most meaningful experiences in my life. Working with the kids was a great experience and it was a lot of fun helping around the office. The staff was also very helpful and very accommodating.
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!