The Arc of Washington State is thrilled to welcome Michelle O’Dell as the Coordinator for the new Thurston Developmental Disabilities Coalition.
Follow the Thurston County Developmental Disability Coalition on Facebook at facebook.com/ThurstonDD.
Michelle comes to us having already started a coalition of interested community members who want to mobilize their voices and tell their stories.
Michelle is a parent of a child with developmental disabilities and a strong advocate for change so families and individuals with IDD can tell their stories, get connected to the services they need, how and when they need them and advocate for improvements to our DD system. I can’t wait to support this great work so we can build a community that is stronger and better together.
Please contact either Michelle to join the Thurston/Mason Developmental Disabilities Coalition by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 357-5596 ext. 7.
Join our email list to learn about upcoming meetings!
Resources and Links:
- A Guide to Services and Supports For People with Developmental Disabilities in Thurston and Mason Counties
Online Advocacy and Leadership Workshop
This workshop will cover what it means to advocate for change; how to define an issue that can be addressed with policy or system changes; and how to draw on personal experiences as examples to make a point effectively or memorably.
“Telling Your Story with a Purpose”
- Nov 15, 2022 06:00 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuf-isrDsiGtdMBMQ890lXOjPRQm1niKCT
- Nov 17, 2022 06:00 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdOitrDIiE9cjNeMDFBdE21FpprXVOYuW
“Practice Your Pitch”
- Nov 21, 2022 06:00 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdOqrpj0rH9x4xVeyZDavQo9yAebx31cG