Auckland Parents of Deaf Children (APODC) is a group run by parents for families with a child with hearing loss. The child can be of any age and with any level of hearing loss or Deafness.

No matter what language and communication style is being used, everyone is welcome as we celebrate difference and diversity.

We understand that contact with other whanau and families who have similar experiences is very important. Parents can learn from each other and children can become confident in their own identity by being with other children who are “like them”.

Our purpose is to champion a better quality of life for hearing impaired and Deaf children and their families. We do this through:

providing information


providing opportunities to meet and learn from others who have similar experiences

Membership fee is $20 a year. Any person with an interest in the welfare of Deaf or hearing impaired children is also welcome to join.

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