Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

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


Who works for CODA?

CODA is a volunteer led organization. The Board is always looking for volunteers from the membership to support various aspects of the group. Email info@coda-international.org to volunteer today! 
What are the various capacities I can volunteer?

Committees that make CODA go! Committees include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Elections Handling all facets of the annual Board elections to include call for nominations, verification of nominees, ballot dissemination, and tabulating voting results.
  • Publications - Responsible for editing all CODA publications to include the newsletter, website, formal letters, conference information and programs, and yearbook.
  • Social Media - Explore use of a variety of social media for CODA communication.
  • Governance Responsible for creation and updates of Policy & Procedures, Board Handbook, Conference Manual, Strategic Plan.
  • Web Administer the CODA International Web site that enjoys over 99.75% uptime and almost 20,000 visitors in the last year. Publish approved content to the website, which is also cross-posting to Facebook and Twitter. Setup our online registration form for use by members when registering for a conference.
  • Distinguished Service Awards Advertise, process member-generated nominations, and recommend to the Board the selected names of Codas providing exceptional service to CODA.
  • Millie Brother Scholarship Fund Recruit, review applications and award full/partial scholarships to deserving Coda applicants.
  • Memorial Fund Upon receipt of donations in memory of loved one, this committee sends thank you notes to the donors, family acknowledgement letters, and posts names on CODA virtual memorial wall.
  • KODA Provides oversight and the allocation of funds raised to help support activities and events related to KODA.
  • Membership Maintains membership database, handles membership related inquiries and disseminates CODA related information to members.
  • Fundraising Present model for Board members to review and provide assistance on fundraising initiatives.
  • Archiving Research possible solutions for housing CODA documents and artifacts.
  • Affiliates Responsible for discussing the structure of our organization at an international level and making decisions about how CODA organizations can become affiliates of CODA International.
  • Strategic Planning Planning the goals and direction of CODA International is an important and essential function to the future of our organization.
  • Logo - Oversees correct usage of the CODA International logo and Trademark.
 I want to donate to Coda International. How do I do that?
  • Coda International is classified by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information regarding tax-deductible donations please visit: www.irs.gov
  • To make a donation to Coda International please click here
  • If you purchase through smile.amazon.com you can select - "Children of Deaf Adults" as your preferred charity & help the organisation raise funds for a variety of options such as - Kodas, outreach, conference waivers plus much much more!!

Conference FAQs

  • What is the conference for?
    Its about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. Its easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want.
  • Who can attend the conference?
    The conference is open to all CODAs over the age of 18, Hearing Individuals who have one or both parents with some degree of Deafness. You can bring someone with you if you like and they can make use of the conference venue facilities like the spa and golf course and some of the conference activities including the pre and post conference actives and the bazaar but they wouldn't be able to participate in the structured programme that begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday lunchtime.
  • Do you have to use Sign Language?
    You can use Spoken or Sign Language, which ever makes you comfortable, just be conscious that not everybody will use your spoken or signed language.
  • Its my first conference any advice?
    Our volunteers, presenters and organisers, who are there to support you. Any questions or concerns just ask and we will be happy to help.
  • I can't afford the Conference Fee, what can I do?
    CODA International offers a financial aid, please go to the Financial Aid tab under Annual Conferences for more information. In order to facilitate those requesting support coming from countries outside of the host country, aid requests must be received and support finalized early to aid in securing Visas, etc.

Cost

I can't afford the Conference Fee, what can I do?

CODA International offers a fee waiver, please take a look at www.coda-international.org for more information, or contact us at 2015@codaukireland.co.uk

Conference 

How far away is the venue from London?

It is about 10 minutes to Reading Station from the hotel and then 1 hour on the train from Reading to Paddington which is  in Central London. 

Where is the conference?

The conference will be in Reading, England which is part of the UK. Ireland is a separate island that is next to England, Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but The Republic of Ireland, which is the Southern part of Ireland, is not part of the UK.

Will there be any events in Ireland?

There are plans to look into setting up some activities the weekend before conference in Ireland.

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want. 

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all CODAs over the age of 18, Hearing Individuals who have one or both parents with some degree of Deafness. You can bring someone with you if you like and they can make use of the conference venue facilities like the spa and golf course and some of the conference activities including the pre and post conference activities and the bazaar. They wouldn’t be able to participate in the structured programme that begins

Thursday evening and ends Sunday lunchtime.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use Spoken or Sign Language, which ever makes you comfortable, just be aware that not everybody will use your spoken or signed language.

It’s my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers, presenters and organisers, who are there to support you. Any questions or concerns, just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a conference registration form, either the paper version or the online version. 

Why CODALAND?

We chose this as the title of the conference as most of the countries in the UK and Ireland have LAND in their name: Scotland, England and Ireland.

Why Quintessential CODA?

Quintessential means to represent the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. We felt that this was what we wanted to strive towards for this conference. 

What do the images in the logo represent?

The Shamrock represents Ireland, The bagpipes represent Scotland, The red telephone box represents England and the Dragon represents Wales. 

Accommodation

Why can't we have more than 2 people in one room?

This seems to be an American facility, having more than one double bed in a room, unfortunately, the venue only have double rooms, single or twin. 

Why is Accommodation included in the registration costs?

This is a deal that we have secured with the venue to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum for delegates. 

Is food included in the Accommodation costs?

Yes, all food from Thursday Dinner to Sunday Brunch is included.

Travel

Do you have any discounts on flights?

We are negotiating a discount with some Airlines. 

How can I get from the Airport to the Conference Venue?

Depending on the day that you arrive the hotel have offered us some coaches to collect people from Heathrow airport, the nearest. More information on travel will be released closer to the time

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want.

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to CODAs only but your family is more than welcome to stay at the hotel if they are visiting with you.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use which ever language makes you feel most comfortable as we aim to have interpreters available during the conference. If you have specific language needs, and are unable to access the conference language: English, do let us know in advance so we can accommodate you.

It's my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers and conference committee, who are there to support you, will also be CODAs and for some it will also be their first conference. Any questions or concerns just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a Registration form, go to the

“Register Now” page to complete the form.

Cost

I can't afford the Conference Fee, what can I do?

CODA International offers a fee waiver, please take a look at www.coda-international.org for more information, or contact us at 2015@codaukireland.co.uk

Conference 

How far away is the venue from London?

It is about 10 minutes to Reading Station from the hotel and then 1 hour on the train from Reading to Paddington which is  in Central London. 

Where is the conference?

The conference will be in Reading, England which is part of the UK. Ireland is a separate island that is next to England, Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but The Republic of Ireland, which is the Southern part of Ireland, is not part of the UK.

Will there be any events in Ireland?

There are plans to look into setting up some activities the weekend before conference in Ireland.

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want. 

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all CODAs over the age of 18, Hearing Individuals who have one or both parents with some degree of Deafness. You can bring someone with you if you like and they can make use of the conference venue facilities like the spa and golf course and some of the conference activities including the pre and post conference activities and the bazaar. They wouldn’t be able to participate in the structured programme that begins

Thursday evening and ends Sunday lunchtime.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use Spoken or Sign Language, which ever makes you comfortable, just be aware that not everybody will use your spoken or signed language.

It’s my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers, presenters and organisers, who are there to support you. Any questions or concerns, just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a conference registration form, either the paper version or the online version. 

Why CODALAND?

We chose this as the title of the conference as most of the countries in the UK and Ireland have LAND in their name: Scotland, England and Ireland.

Why Quintessential CODA?

Quintessential means to represent the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. We felt that this was what we wanted to strive towards for this conference. 

What do the images in the logo represent?

The Shamrock represents Ireland, The bagpipes represent Scotland, The red telephone box represents England and the Dragon represents Wales. 

Accommodation

Why can't we have more than 2 people in one room?

This seems to be an American facility, having more than one double bed in a room, unfortunately, the venue only have double rooms, single or twin. 

Why is Accommodation included in the registration costs?

This is a deal that we have secured with the venue to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum for delegates. 

Is food included in the Accommodation costs?

Yes, all food from Thursday Dinner to Sunday Brunch is included.

Travel

Do you have any discounts on flights?

We are negotiating a discount with some Airlines. 

How can I get from the Airport to the Conference Venue?

Depending on the day that you arrive the hotel have offered us some coaches to collect people from Heathrow airport, the nearest. More information on travel will be released closer to the time

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want.

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to CODAs only but your family is more than welcome to stay at the hotel if they are visiting with you.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use which ever language makes you feel most comfortable as we aim to have interpreters available during the conference. If you have specific language needs, and are unable to access the conference language: English, do let us know in advance so we can accommodate you.

It's my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers and conference committee, who are there to support you, will also be CODAs and for some it will also be their first conference. Any questions or concerns just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a Registration form, go to the

“Register Now” page to complete the form.

Cost

I can't afford the Conference Fee, what can I do?

CODA International offers a fee waiver, please take a look at www.coda-international.org for more information, or contact us at 2015@codaukireland.co.uk

Conference 

How far away is the venue from London?

It is about 10 minutes to Reading Station from the hotel and then 1 hour on the train from Reading to Paddington which is  in Central London. 

Where is the conference?

The conference will be in Reading, England which is part of the UK. Ireland is a separate island that is next to England, Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but The Republic of Ireland, which is the Southern part of Ireland, is not part of the UK.

Will there be any events in Ireland?

There are plans to look into setting up some activities the weekend before conference in Ireland.

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want. 

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all CODAs over the age of 18, Hearing Individuals who have one or both parents with some degree of Deafness. You can bring someone with you if you like and they can make use of the conference venue facilities like the spa and golf course and some of the conference activities including the pre and post conference activities and the bazaar. They wouldn’t be able to participate in the structured programme that begins

Thursday evening and ends Sunday lunchtime.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use Spoken or Sign Language, which ever makes you comfortable, just be aware that not everybody will use your spoken or signed language.

It’s my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers, presenters and organisers, who are there to support you. Any questions or concerns, just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a conference registration form, either the paper version or the online version. 

Why CODALAND?

We chose this as the title of the conference as most of the countries in the UK and Ireland have LAND in their name: Scotland, England and Ireland.

Why Quintessential CODA?

Quintessential means to represent the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. We felt that this was what we wanted to strive towards for this conference. 

What do the images in the logo represent?

The Shamrock represents Ireland, The bagpipes represent Scotland, The red telephone box represents England and the Dragon represents Wales. 

Accommodation

Why can't we have more than 2 people in one room?

This seems to be an American facility, having more than one double bed in a room, unfortunately, the venue only have double rooms, single or twin. 

Why is Accommodation included in the registration costs?

This is a deal that we have secured with the venue to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum for delegates. 

Is food included in the Accommodation costs?

Yes, all food from Thursday Dinner to Sunday Brunch is included.

Travel

Do you have any discounts on flights?

We are negotiating a discount with some Airlines. 

How can I get from the Airport to the Conference Venue?

Depending on the day that you arrive the hotel have offered us some coaches to collect people from Heathrow airport, the nearest. More information on travel will be released closer to the time

What is the conference for?

It’s about giving/sharing information, meeting new people, raising awareness and sharing experiences. It’s easy going and you can get involved as little or as much as you want.

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to CODAs only but your family is more than welcome to stay at the hotel if they are visiting with you.

Do you have to use Sign Language?

You can use which ever language makes you feel most comfortable as we aim to have interpreters available during the conference. If you have specific language needs, and are unable to access the conference language: English, do let us know in advance so we can accommodate you.

It's my first conference, any advice?

Our volunteers and conference committee, who are there to support you, will also be CODAs and for some it will also be their first conference. Any questions or concerns just ask and we will be happy to help.

How do I book my place?

You need to complete a Registration form, go to the

“Register Now” page to complete the form.

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