Our resources page is a place to find information about both KODA and CODA organizations, KODA camps, ect. Also, you can take a look at some great role models for the koda(s) in your family by checking out our “Kodas in the Spotlight” section. Check out some of the more relevant research related to kodas/codas, and our multilingual/multicultural/bimodal experience.

Resources for Parents:


We are consistently working to gather current information to about Codas/Kodas and their families. Check back as we will be updating this page often!

Family Relationship Studies:

BookCovers - Family









Coda autobiographies may provide a useful insight for Deaf parents into the experiences of their Koda children. Reading them together can be a platform for opening up discussion on difficult subjects and tensions that parents and children may experience. A number have been published in recent years and they have been organized below. 



DVD and video covers for each of the texts listed arranged in alphabetical order.

The emergence of DVDs and videos has enabled us to capture the talent of some of the most proficient ASL storytellers and performers of the twentieth century. Sign-Masters like, Mary Beth Miller, Gil Eastman, Bill Ennis, Clayton Valli, Debbie Rennie, Patrick Graybill, and Elinor Kraft are excellent models for the expressive potential of American Sign Language. ASL literature can and should be introduced to hearing and deaf kids as they are encouraged to play and experiment with language. Coda performers also provide language models and the content of their stories often provide a humorous


Additional Bilingual/bicultural Resources:

BookCovers - Bicultural

Though not directly similar, texts that describe the intersectional experiences of bilingual and bicultural children can also be helpful. We recommend the following texts:

– O’Hearn, Claudine Chiawei. Half and Half; Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural

– Pollock, David and Ruth Van Reken. Third Culture Kids; Growing Up Among Worlds



Research on KODA Camps:

There have been few efforts to examine the effects of KODA Camp experiences on c/koda language and identity development. A number of camp programs offer frequently asked questions sections for parents interested in programs. These are a useful starting point for addressing the concerns of parents and potential campers. In this article for NAD Magazine, Jenn Legg discusses her experiences as camp director, and the benefits she has identified for kodas and their families.

Image of people around a campfire. Text reads "Camping at the Intersection between the Deaf and Hearing worlds."

 [Article reproduced here with permission from the NAD]

Deaf Culture Resources:

Many koda families request materials about Deaf Culture to share with hearing friends, teachers, coaches, and coworkers. Luckily a number of great resources exist! There is an abundance of books, articles, and videos that can help. These short texts provide a thorough overview of the features of Deaf Culture. 

For more comprehensive studies of the history, culture, and language of Deaf communities, look for secondary research in your country. For families in the United States, the following texts provide significant insight on the forms of American Deaf Culture.

Four Book Covers, including; "introduction to American Deaf Culture", "Inside Deaf Culture," "Deaf Culture; Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States," "Deaf in America; Voices from a Culture," "A Place of Their Own."