Michelle Christie, Ms.Ed., CCC, Ed.D., founded the nonprofit organization, No Limits, in 1996 to help underserved and economically disadvantaged children with hearing loss gain the skills to succeed in school and life through its national theater program and afterschool educational centers.
As a leader in the field of deafness, Michelle has been the subject of multiple documentaries and received numerous awards and accolades for her revolutionary techniques. She has been featured on Oprah, the Learning Channel, PBS, and numerous national networks, and she was named one of 25 CNN Heroes in 2017.
After 18 years in the entertainment industry, Michelle changed her career path and earned her masters and doctorate degrees in education so she could follow her dream of working with children with hearing loss who speak and listen. No Limits continues to be the country’s only theater group for children with hearing loss learning to speak. Michelle has written and produced all of the children’s plays, tailoring them to meet the young actors’ individual needs and using techniques that promote clarity of speech, expansion of language, and an abundance of confidence.
After traveling around the country working with children and families, Michelle realized that children who reside in poverty often lack the resources to excel in school. In 2002, she expanded No Limits to provide auditory, speech, and language training year-round to impoverished deaf children in the Los Angeles area and she opened additional centers and expanded its services to reach more communities and help deaf children learn the essential skills needed to graduate from college and become successful, productive members of society.
Michelle has made it her mission to bring awareness to government officials to make policy changes that will benefit the educational outcome of children with hearing loss. She started a grassroots effort to educate people across the world about the struggles and triumphs of people with hearing loss who have been raised using spoken language rather than sign language. Her passion is embodied in a national production and book titled Silent NO MORE. The show has been performed across the country and at the Kennedy Center with cast members sharing their inspiring stories to sold-out audiences.
Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Michelle will warm your heart with her lifelong commitment to serving underprivileged deaf children and give you an educated view into that world. Watch the video below!
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For more information, visit www.nolimitsfordeafchildren.org
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