The Experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education Advocates

This presentation shares the perceptions of special education advocates from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) graduates of special education advocacy trainings across two states were interviewed about their perceptions of the barriers and supports to advocacy. We present commonalities among their perspectives, as well as differences in their perceptions of barriers and supports across different races, cultures and locations. This presentation shares the barriers and supports experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse special education advocates across two states.

Samantha Goldman, Meghan Burke