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Welcome to CODA International

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our organization. From a research study to local events to region retreats to international conferences. CODA also encourage the celebration of Deaf Parents Day/Mother Father Deaf Day .
Learn more about our history from the CODA founder

What we do

CODA strives to achieve our mission via conferences, retreats, publications, scholarships, resource development and fundraising to enrich the experience of Codas. Feel welcome to read more on current News and Events.

What CODA means

CODA celebrates  the unique heritage and multicultural identities of
adult hearing individuals with deaf parent(s).

Get involved

We welcome you as a Full member or a Supporting member.  Supporting members receive emails, news, and event announcements. 

 Become a member today

As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on donations. CODA International have a variety of funds. Currently, we are focused on our Colorful Coda conference to be held in South Korea this summer. You can support by donating to the Annual Conference General Fund.


Colorful Coda


Distinguished Service Award 2023

Do you know a Coda who has contributed to our CODA organization? Does this Coda deserves to be a recipient to the 2023 Distinguished Service Award? Please, take this opportunity to send a nomination. The criteria for consideration is:
- Current voting member of CODA
- Longevity and consistency of membership
- Active role in the organization
- Dedicated to the CODA mission
The committee will look at leadership activity on local, national, and international levels. C
urrent Board members & previous award recipients are excluded from consideration.
Please send your nomination to Millie Brother,
by 30 March 2023.

Election: Co-Chairs for the CODA Board

Please submit nominations before 15 March 2023.
This year’s elections will be held for 5 positions
: Region 1, 3, 5, 7, and one of the Member-at-Large Positions.
Nominations may be made only by CODA members in good standing, which means you must have been a member since January 2023, and accepted by the nominee, who must also be a paid, active member in good standing.
Please submit all nominations, including the nominee’s contact information by 15 March 2023 to
Dear member: Please read more about this in your mailbox.

CODA Retreat in Las Vegas

The first retreat of the year was held in Las Vegas in January 2023. It was organized by CODA and Region 5.


Deaf Parents day: 30 April

The last Sunday in April is designated Deaf Parents Day (also known as Mother Father Deaf Day). This is a day that codas around the world acknowledge and celebrate our deaf parents. More information about our plans this year will be published soon.

Deaf Parents Day Celebration: 29 April

When: 29 April 2023 at 2:30 PM/14:30 Eastern Time Zone

Use World Time Buddy to determine your time with Eastern Time Zone 

What: In this Zoom chat, we will be sharing stories of our beloved Deaf parents as well as catching up. Bring a picture of your parents to share! 

Where: Join the Zoom Meeting here: 

Why: Celebrate Deaf Parents Day!!

Conference 2023 & Important meetings

3 June CODA Face to Face meeting 1 (virtual)
27 June CODA Face to Face meeting 2
27 June Pre-conference tour
27 June-2 July Colorful Coda conference
30 June CODA Business meeting

2 July Post-conference

Other events of interest close to the CODA Conference:
WASLI 2023 4-9 July, Jeju Island South Korea
WFD Congress 2023 11-15 July, Jeju Island, South Korea

Colorful CODA quick registration

coda Call to action:

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Codas around the world

CODA UK & Ireland - 2015 Recipients

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