Special and Gifted Education (SAGE)

SAGE stands for “Special and Gifted Education;” our goal is to support a strong alliance between the caregivers and educators of diverse learners.  We hope to foster an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces the unique needs of children who learn differently through education, support, advocacy, and relationship building. 

Helpful Links and Resources

PISD Parent Navigator for Special Education – information, guidance, and resources from PISD Special Education Department

Common Terms – A breakdown of frequently used acronyms from the Texas Education Agency

SpedTex – Special Education Information Center

Lifepath Systems - The designated behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disabilities authority for Collin County

Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

The Autism Society of Texas

Plano ISD Council of PTAs - SAGE

Have a question for SAGE? Contact the Barksdale Sage committee chair at sage@barksdalepta.org

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