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What we do

CODA strives to achieve our mission via conferences, retreats, publications, scholarships, resource development and fundraising to enrich the experience of Codas.

We also encourage the celebration of Deaf Parents Day/Mother Father Deaf Day . Feel welcome to read more below on upcoming Upcoming Events and News.

We welcome Codas from all over the world
to become  members !

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CODA Conference
Official Merchandise
Open until 25 July 2024

Official Merchandise

Can be purchased and mailed directly to your home. Please be aware that each item purchased will have a separate shipping charge for each item between US$3.99 to US$5.99 plus tax. International shipment prices may differ.

CODA Conference 2024

San Diego, California, USA
20-23 June 2024

Pre Conference- June 19 

GasLamp walking Ghost tour
Open to the community

Post Conference- June 23

Take Codas Out to Petco Park
Open to the community

Codas in the world

We support the development of
coda-related organizations around the world.

Visit our new Around The World webpage now!

Our latest CODA Korea Project
Coda Resources

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


CODA International, our members and our supporters work together to fulfill the organization's purpose and to reach the goals. As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on donations from members and non-members who also support these same goals.


Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) 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.

Upcoming Events

Survey: Calling all Codas worldwide!

🌟 Attention Coda Community! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce that the Team Global CODA Survey is now available in 4 new languages: Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, and Swedish! Your input is critical in helping shape a new, inclusive Global CODA organization.

🔹 Why Participate?

Your feedback will directly influence the structure and priorities of the new international CODA organization. This is your chance to have your voice heard and make a lasting impact on the Coda community worldwide. Everyone with a Deaf Mother and/or Father is invited! You don’t need to be a member of CODA International to have your say. 

🔹 Survey Details:

- Survey Deadline: Thursday, 20th June (1st day of the CODA League Conference)
- Results Presentation: Friday, 21st June during the Team Global session
Online Posting: Results will also be posted online after the conference

🔹 Take the Survey:

-English: (Take the Survey)

- Simplified Chinese: (参与调查)

- German: (Zur Umfrage)

- Spanish: (Participa en la encuesta)

- Swedish: (Delta i undersökningen)

 Results will be shared online and at the CODALeague conference, 20-23 June in San Diego, USA . Read more about the evolvement of CODA on these pages: Restructure -Team Global and Restructure -Team USA.

Please share this survey with all your networks.
#ShareTheSurvey  #CodaPride  #CodaCommunity

Post-Conference Event 23 June

A CODA Baseball Community Event !

After the CODALeague conference concludes, walk across the bridge from the Omni Hotel to the baseball field and enjoy an afternoon with the San Diego Padres versus the Milwaukee Brewers surrounded by your favorite Codas!
Here you can read more about the this event and about the CODA Conference 2024: CODALeague.


Distinguished Service Awards 2024

Each year at the International Conference, awards are presented to those individuals who have contributed their time, effort, talent, and dedicated service on behalf of CODA. 

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners:

Bobbie Huebner
Bruce King
Dagmar King
Bora Lee-Kil
Abby Long
Celeste Owens

Nominations wanted for the Distinguished Service Award 2025.

CODA Board of Directors 2024-2025

Region 1: John Izaguirre
Region 2: Alan Abarbanell
Region 3: Cathy Covey
Region 4: Jac Terrio
Region 5: Robin Dragoo
Region 6: vacant
Region 7: Joseph Ameho
Member at Large 1: Nic Annette Miller
Member at Large 2: Leah Monson

President: Robin Dragoo
Vice President: Leah Monson
Secretary: Cathy Covey
Treasurer: Joseph Ameho

CODA Conference 20-23 June 2024

The successful CODA Conference was held 20-23 June 2024.
The pre- and post conferences were open to the full community:

  •  GasLamp walking Ghost tour
  • An afternoon with the San Diego Padres versus the Milwaukee Brewers surrounded by your favorite Codas!

Deaf Parents Day Celebration April 28

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. In 2024, CODA International arranged two 3 hour Zoom chats. We shared stories of our beloved Deaf parents as well as catching up.


On Mars 9 2024, CODA International and The Bella Lunas proudly announced Codas Got Talent, a benefit concert featuring Coda artists! Thank you for the generous contribution which went directly towards conference waivers, allowing more people to attend the CODALeague conference in San Diego, California, in June 2024.

Program book

Press Release

Creative Codas Panel Discussion

Hi Member! 
Welcome to view the recording of the Creative Codas Discussion Panel. Check the Video Archives of our website. Not a member yet?
Join CODA International here.

Requirement for membership. 18 years or older & at least one deaf parent.

Welcome to CODA International

Click to view Coda 40 web pageCODA International celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2023.  View here to read about the celebration.
We have many exciting plans for the future of CODA,

US Embassy in Seoul shows the way

CODA and CODA Korea have been awarded a USD $45,000 grant from the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea to implement a Peer-to-Peer Capacity Building and Youth Development Training. By cooperating between Coda organizations we get smarter together.
Read more about the CODA Korea project here.

Colorful CODA conference 2023

The CODA International Conference 2023, Colorful Coda, was held
29 June - 2 July in Incheon, South Korea.

It was a collaboration between Coda Korea and CODA International.

Colorful Coda webpage

The CODA Korea Project

Codas around the world

CODA UK & Ireland - 2015 Recipients

CODA International is actively networking with other Coda organizations around the world.Follow us online & become friends with our friends!


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