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About CODA

Welcome to the CODA International Website.

CODA—Children of Deaf adults, is a non-profit organization for the adult hearing sons and daughters of deaf parents. The organization began in 1983 and has grown to include people from many different countries and very different family and extended family situations.

The CODA experience is strikingly similar across the world. Regardless if you come from a family with one deaf parent, both deaf parents, additional deaf family members, families who signed, families who didn’t. etc., you are welcome here.

Mission
CODA (Children of Deaf Adults, Inc.) is an international organization that focuses on hearing children of deaf adults.  Membership is primarily but not exclusively composed of hearing children of deaf parents.  CODA addresses our bicultural identity through conferences, support groups and resource development.

Statement of Purpose
CODA is an organization established for the purpose of promoting family awareness and individual growth in hearing children of deaf parents. This purpose is accomplished through providing educational opportunities, promoting self-help, organizing advocacy efforts, and acting as a resource for the membership and various communities.