World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

International Center on Deafness and the Arts

Article Id: WHEBN0024420371
Reproduction Date:

Title: International Center on Deafness and the Arts  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Deaf culture, Polish manual alphabet, Irish manual alphabet, Portuguese manual alphabet, Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada
Collection: Deaf Artists, Deaf Culture, Deafness Arts Organizations
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

International Center on Deafness and the Arts

International Center On Deafness and the Arts
Founded 1997
Founder Dr. Patricia Scherer
Type 501(c)(3)
Focus Deafness and Arts
  • Northbrook, IL

International Center On Deafness and the Arts (ICODA) is a non-profit organization based in 501(c)(3) corporation.


  • History 1
  • ICODA Programs 2
  • Awards 3
  • High-Profile Alumni 4
  • Notes 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7


The Center on Deafness was founded in 1973 by Patricia Scherer, PhD. and became the International Center On Deafness and the Arts in July 1997.[1]

ICODA Programs

CenterLight Family Theatre performs using American Sign Language and Spoken English concurrently during the performance.

Story-N-Sign Touring Theatre was created in 1995. Performers who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing perform short stories, poems and mimes in American Sign Language and Spoken English.

Icodance is a dance company whose dancers who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing.

Traveling Hands Troupe (THT) serves as an outreach program for ICODance Company. The program's members are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons between the ages of 7 and 18. The troupe performs poems, Interpreted song and dance for various Service Organizations.

I.O.I Program - In 1994 a partnership between Illinois State University, Oakton Community College & ICODA was established for the primary purpose of training teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing in the Chicago area.[2][3]

Museum on Deafness at ICODA is a permanent exhibit on deafness and hearing loss.


Best New Freedom Community Program, Northbrook Arts Commission, 1993[4]

Speech & Hearing Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award,Northwestern University, 1994

Presidents Award, Boulevard Art Center, 1994

Best Ensemble Award for Godspell, Chicago After Dark Theater Awards, 1996

Village of Northbrook established "Recognize ICODA Day in Northbrook", 1998

Omni Youth Services, Outstanding Recognition, 2000

High-Profile Alumni

Marlee Matlin[5]


  1. ^ "Patricia Scherer, PhD". 1997-07-01. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "International Center on Deafness & the Arts". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ page 143, "Cochlear Implants: The Educational Impact on Children, Adolescents and Adults
  4. ^ "Northbrook Arts Commission". 2003-07-22. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Hearing Loss News and Articles: A gateway to arts for the deaf". 2006-08-18. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

See also

External links

  • ICODA homepage
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.