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deaf parents day / MOTHER FATHER DEAF DAY

I envision a “Mother Father Deaf Day” where we can honor our parents by sharing
positively oriented stories about our days of growing up.’
Trudy Schafer, July, 1994, International CODA Conference Keynote Address, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA

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. 

CODA International has created an Event Guide, which includes many suggestions to consider when preparing for Deaf Parents Day (DPD). This is made in collaboration with KODAheart and Codas around the world.

DIY - Do it yourself DPD day !

Please check out the Event Guide. Click here for more information. For an International Sign translation of the Event Guide Introduction, please click here. Please, let us know about Deaf Parents Day events near you!

How CODA International plans to celebrate

For more information about our plans this year, please check the News on the CODA homepage and your mailbox if you are a member. Also, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


In 2021, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Deaf Parents Day/Mother Father Deaf Day. The same year the name was changed.We reached out to local CODA related organisations around the world to help with the 25th anniversary celebration. This outreach resulted in videos 

that includes the native words/signs for the country of origin, the native words/signs for “Mother, Father Deaf/Deaf Parents Day”, and the native phrase/sign for “Coda”. We will share these videos on CODA’s social media platforms. 

The following videos were made as part of the commemoration of  the 25th anniversary of Mother Father Deaf Day also known as Deaf Parents Day They help to illustrate the background and development of this global annual event which this year has the theme “Celebrating Heritage and Families. CODA welcomes you to view these videos to learn about our organization, the inspiration and history of Mother Father Deaf Day/Deaf Parents Day, and hopes for future celebrations.

Millie Brother answers “How did CODA begin?”

Paul Preston answers “Why did you write the book “Mother Father Deaf””

    Let us know about Deaf Parents Day events near you!



    Deaf parents Day


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