Twenty years ago, Michelle Christie directed a stage performance. The actors were all students with hearing loss. As a teacher, Christie had been helping them learn to speak -- and listen. Theater, she realized, brought a noticeable improvement in their oral language skills and self-esteem. Today, No Limits for deaf childrenorganization has three education centers -- located in California and Las Vegas -- offering free support and enrichment programs to children with hearing loss. The organization works with about 600 children and their families each year.
No Limits has also produced 100 plays in 13 states for deaf children. The group has reached more than 200,000 people nationwide.
"Many kids are enrolled in college or have already graduated from college. It's so exciting to see it, because now they are the future. "... I want them to dream big for their lives," Christie said. "We have kids who are pilots. We have scientists. We have lawyers. We have psychologists. There are so many successful people with hearing loss."
No Limits teaches deaf children the skills to succeed in school and in life through its national theater group and educational centers.
No Limits believes in building the self-esteem and communication skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing by providing the highest quality of services so they can reach their potential regardless of economic status. We strongly believe that parents must be actively involved and educated in this process, as they are the key factor in the success of their children.