GPODHH was formed at NHS 2008 in Como, Italy. It began with a meeting under the trees in Como where a small group of parent leaders who decided it was time that parents stood up and demanded that where change was happening, parents must be part of the solution.
The Global Coalition of Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GPODHH) is an international collaboration of parent-led groups and parent leaders dedicated to promoting improved systemic protocols and practices which encourage informed choice and the empowerment of families with a deaf or hard of hearing child throughout the world.
An inclusive world in which children and people, who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families live meaningful lives on an equitable basis with others.
GPODHH is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Guiding our practice is respect for the inherent rights of children and young people to be safe, happy and empowered, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.