Thurston County Developmental Disabilities Coalition


The Arc of Washington State is thrilled to welcome Michelle O’Dell as the Coordinator for the new Thurston Developmental Disabilities Coalition. Supporting the coalition as Assistant Coordinator, we would also like to welcome Januarie Diehl!





Michelle comes to us having already started a coalition of interested community members who want to mobilize their voices and tell their stories.




Januarie has experience in community engagement and graphic illustration and a passion for community outreach and program development support.



Both Michelle and Januarie are parents of children with developmental disabilities and strong advocates 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.  We can’t wait to support this great work so we can build a community that is stronger and better together.


Please contact either Michelle or Januarie to join the Thurston/Mason Developmental Disabilities Coalition by emailing: or call (360) 357-5596 ext. 7.


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