(HEARING) OFFSPRING OF DEAF PARENTS Revised April/2006 MISSION OF CODA INTERNATIONAL - MEMBERSHIP & NEWSLETTER
"CODA [Children of Deaf Adults, Inc.] is an 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.” CODA Inc. is an international organization. Membership is $25.00 a year (U.S. Funds) for hearing adults who have a deaf parent(s) (voting) and $20.00 a year for non-codas who want to be supporting members (non-voting). Both memberships include a one-year subscription to the quarterly newsletter CODA Connection. Apply on-line at or send to CODA, c/o Emily Dorman, P.O. Box 620398, Littleton, CO 80162-0398 Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org CODA CHAPTERS IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL CONTACTSState/ regional CODA contacts are listed on the CODA website. Illinois CODA: http://www.geocities.com/illinoiscoda/ ; Australia: Carmel Batson, email@example.com ; Austria: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Denmark: Born af Dove (Children of Deaf), c/o Danish Deaf Association, Fensmarkgade 1, Postbox 704, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark; Finland: Raili Ojala, Raili.Ojalaemail@example.com; England: Linda Linnett, firstname.lastname@example.org; Germany: Manuela Moeller, email@example.com ; Ireland: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Holland: Gerdinand Wagenaar, email@example.com ; Japan: Maki Miyamoto: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Sweden: Olga Svensson-Richter, OlgaSvenrichter@hotmail.com
CODA IN CYBERSPACE - http://coda-international.org/ To join the Mother Father Deaf listserve (for adult codas only) send an email to Mother_Father_Deafemail@example.com or contact Art Smith at Smith_ASLI@comcast.net CODA: Must Introduce (DVD format) Produced by CODA International & Sherry Hicks from interviews at the 2003 international conference in Buffalo, New York. This exciting 12-minute introduction to & about CODA is not to be missed. Available for a suggested contribution of $15. plus $3.00 S/H for each DVD ordered. Make check out to CODA International and indicate for “CODA Must Introduce DVD.” Send to Emily Dorman, P.O. Box 620398, Littleton, CO 80162-0398
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CODA CONFERENCES Since 1986, conferences have been held in Australia, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington state and Wisconsin. The following countries have been represented: Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; England; Finland; Germany; Holland; Ireland; Israel; Japan; The Netherlands; Sweden and the United States. Additional gatherings of codas have occurred in Austria, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden and elsewhere. Next conferences: Bloomington, Minnesota: July 13-16. 2006. Spain, 2007; Indianapolis, Indiana, 2008. Details on the CODA website and in the newsletter. RESOURCES FOR DEAF PARENTS WITH HEARING CHILDREN
This two-page fact sheet lists internet contacts and resources for Deaf parents with hearing children. Included are recommended books for koda children to read, articles about KODA (kids of deaf adult parent groups), articles about parenting in a bilingual and bicultural home, several books on specific topics of interest and available parent education programs.
THE MILLIE BROTHER SCHOLARSHIP Established in 1990 and named to honor the American founder of CODA International. Two college scholarships of $3,000.00 each are awarded annually. Winning essays are published in the CODA newsletter and are available on-line. Over $57,000.00 has been awarded since 1990. Contact Dr. Robert J. Hoffmeister, CODA Scholarship Committee, Programs in Deaf Studies, Boston University, 605 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 E-mail: Rhoff@bu.edu Ph: 617-355-3205 (v/tty) ON THE EDGE OF DEAF CULTURE: HEARING CHILDREN/DEAF PARENTS ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Edited by coda Tom Bull with over 2,200 references and more than 800 annotations. (360 pages, $30.00 & $5.00 postage/handling [U.S. only - U.S. Funds], 1998) Deaf Family Research Press, P.O. Box 8417, Alexandria, VA 22306-8417 Order from firstname.lastname@example.org Credit card orders http://www.amazon.com Book reviews at http://www.aslaccess.org/bookreview_ontheedge.htm and http://homepage.gallaudet.edu/Harry.Markowicz/coda.html
MOTHER FATHER DEAF: LIVING BETWEEN SOUND AND SILENCE Coda Paul Preston's book is "Based on interviews with 150 adult hearing children of deaf parents throughout the United States [and] is rich in anecdote and analysis, remarkable for its insights into a family life normally closed to outsiders." Published by Harvard University Press, 1994 (paperback) MOTHER FATHER DEAF DAY CELEBRATION
Established by CODA in 1996. On the last Sunday in April we honor our Deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language we received from them. Contact person is Tomi Teske at email@example.com
THE MEMORIAL FUND The Eli Savanick and Ronald Coffey Funds are combined into The Memorial Fund. Eli Savanick was a coda and director of the International Center on Deafness at Gallaudet University for many years. An early and ardent supporter of CODA, Eli is beloved for his dedication, humanity and many years of service. CODA founder Millie Brother says "Eli was a man who tread lightly upon all parts of the earth, yet left indelible marks." Ron Coffey lived with AIDS for more than nine years and died at the age of 33 on June 27, 1994. Ron was an extremely competent and highly-respected American Sign Language interpreter. VIDEO RESOURCE ABOUT CODAS "The wise and witty Bonnie Kraft will captivate you with true stories of her life as a coda, the hearing child of deaf adults." With an interview by Dr. Ben Bahan, Department of Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University. (90 minutes - VHS - 1997) From DawnSignPress, 6130 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92121 http://dawnsign.comPassport Without a Country (1992) is about the "hearing children of deaf parents who are born into a unique culture, and often learn sign language before they learn to speak." This documentary "provides an intimate glimpse into the lives" of 7 Australians who have Deaf parents. Proceeds support The Memorial Fund. ($50.00 U.S.) Order from A. Marcus, 2805 Fountain Grove Terrace, Olney, MD 20832
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY LIBRARY "PATHFINDERS" FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
These are available at http://library.gallaudet.edu/dr/guid-dpohc.html & http://library.gallaudet.edu/dr/guid-hcodp.html CODA AUTOBIOGRAPHIES & BIOGRAPHIES ( * Paperback)
* Abrams, C. (1996). The Silents. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. http://gupress.gallaudet.edu
* Allan, J. (2002). Because I Love You: The Silent Shadow of Child Sexual Abuse. Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Press. (http://timetospeak.com/)
* Barash, H. L., and Barash-Dicker, E. (1991). Our Father Abe: The Story of a Deaf Shoe Repairman. Madison, WI: Abar Press.
* Blake, M. F. (1993). Lon Chaney: The Man Behind the Thousand Faces. Lanham, MD: The Vestal Press.