One of the most glaring weaknesses in the special education advocacy field is the lack of social, ethnic, and racial diversity. I do not believe that there is any wrong-meaning intent in this state of affairs, but it is the nature of our social and ethnic isolation in this society. All this means, however, is that we must make a concerted and intentional effort to broaden our outreach, in order to touch all those in our society who need special education advocacy and information.
The Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA) has been concerned about this issue for a while now and their committee for Social and Racial Equity (to which I belong) has developed an incredible resource page for those working within or reaching out to ethnically and racially diverse communities. Please review these materials and use them in your advocacy. Please share this link on your own social media. It is pure gold! http://www.copaa.org/page/SREC_Advocacy