The last Sunday in April is designated Mother Father Deaf Day. This is a day that codas around the world acknowledge and celebrate our deaf parents.

25 April 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of Mother Father Deaf Day. Our theme is “Celebrating our Heritage and Families”. All codas from around the world are welcome to join in this celebration. For more information about our plans, please check here periodically. Also, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep informed about this global event #MFDD25DPD.


Be sure to check out our store for #MFDD25DPD merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and much more. Won’t it be fun when hundreds of codas around the world are wearing our swag celebrating our common heritage, our parents and each other?


Greetings to codas all over the globe! The 25th Anniversary Committee for observance of our Mother Father Deaf Day/Deaf Parents Day has been working hard to help make #mfdd25dpd (25 April 2021) a day for celebrating our heritage and our families. One of our projects has been to create an Event Guide, which includes many suggestions to consider when preparing for 25 April 2021. Our committee is very grateful to Kodaheart for their collaboration on this Event Guide. Click here for more information.

For an International Sign translation of the Event Guide Introduction, please click here.


We are in the process of reaching out to local CODA related organisations around the world to help with the 25th anniversary celebration.

This outreach, for now, is a request for a short video 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. Please click here for more information.

For an International Sign translation of this outreach effort, please click here.


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. Join with us on 25 April 2021 as we pay tribute to our Deaf parents and rich culture.

Millie Brother answers, “How did CODA begin?”

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

Trudy Schafer answers, “What is the Mother Father Deaf Day Backstory?”

Tshepiso Aina answers, “How did you learn about MFDD celebration and what is your future vision for MFDD?”

Vicki Wan Slattery answers, “Can you tell us a bit more yourself and your connection to Mother Father Deaf Day/Deaf Parents Day?”

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