SAGE - Special & Gifted Education

What is SAGE?

In Richardson PTAs, SAGE stands for “Special and Gifted Education.”  Our committee was established by the Council of PTAs to provide education, advocacy, and support for the families and educators of RISD students with special needs and learning differences.


Our areas of focus:

  • Special Education (includes all disability needs)
  • Dyslexia
  • Social and Emotional Wellness (includes mental health)
  • Gifted


What do these needs have in common?  All children with disabilities and learning differences require understanding and adjustments from parents and educators to allow them to learn and succeed in school. Through communication and our Understanding Differences program, we work to increase awareness and understanding from parents, educators, and peers. 


SAGE communicates with parents and educators through social media and through e-mail updates to campus SAGE Chairs or other PTA board contacts. SAGE-sponsored events are shared with PTAs for their e-newsletters.  If your PTA unit would like to add a SAGE Chair to your campus PTA board, we are ready to assist.    


For more information about SAGE, please visit the SAGE Committee website or contact the Council SAGE chair!  With your help, RISD PTAs can make sure that every child with special needs and learning differences is included in the PTA voice.


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