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Self-Advocates LUcas TolEdo

SALUTE is a self-advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities in Lucas County. The group has three primary goals for its members:

  • Advocate for the things you want in your life
  • Increase leadership and service in the community
  • Make connections with businesses and other community leaders
Spiral Model


SALUTE recognized four steps to self-advocacy:

  1. Knowing yourself 
  2. Communicating
  3. Understanding your rights and responsibilities
  4. Problem-solving using the “Spiral Model”


Salute members work for positive change by:

  • Serving and leading in community organizations
  • Educating businesses, schools and community leaders
  • Training and supporting others in self-advocacy


SALUTE members strive to connect with:

  • Businesses to promote employment
  • Schools to support student advocacy
  • Community leaders to create change

Join us in SALUTE

SALUTE meets the second Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the training room of the Board’s Larc Lane Building. In addition, the group provides other opportunities to attend presentations, trainings and discussions throughout the year.

For more information about SALUTE, contact Deetra Kelly at 419-380-5141 or

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