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Welcome to ICODA!

In 1973 while teaching at Northwestern University, I realized that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children had few opportunities to develop their creativity and talents to help them grow into self-confident, independent adults. It was then that my dream was born and turned into a lifetime crusade to provide the children with quality experiences in the arts. I wanted them to learn that they had much to contribute to the world and that by working together great achievements could occur.

- Dr. Patricia Scherer

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2015 6-10pm

Heart of Gold/Shining Star/Helping Hands Awards
Diplomat West, Elmhurst

August 6, 2015 1pm Shotgun Start
ICODA's 7th Annual Chicago Brain Institute Charity Golf Classic
White Deer Run Golf Course,
Vernon Hills

Ways to Help

Buy a beautiful hand blown glass heart necklace made by artist Hillel Rzepka or note cards that say "I Love You" in sign language.

Your purchase will help ICODA continue to provide quality arts programs as well as provide you with a beautiful gift for your loved one! Enter ICODA in the group name box so that we get credit for the sale. ICODA receives 50% of the sale, and is being handled by one of our very own alumni Sue Mandelson Cohn. Thank you Sue!! More information >


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P: 847-509-8260

F: 847-509-8157

TTY: 847-509-8257

Email: info@icodaarts.org