WHAT IS SAGE?
SAGE stands for Special and Gifted Education. SAGE brings together people who are interested in special education, children with special needs and gifted children.
SAGE supports, strengthens and promotes the welfare of children and promotes an understanding of special education. It strives to enrich the lives of these children.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF SAGE?
- To ensure that all children receive an education that allows them to reach their full potential.
- To bring together parents, families and teachers of children with special needs to share their experiences.
- To educate parents about special education, including the identification and placement procedures for children with special needs.
- To inform legislators, school boards, and the community about the importance of special education programs.
- To improve the lives of children by providing cultural, social and physical enrichment.
- To advocate for children with special needs and their right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
- Education: to promote and sponsor various classes and seminars throughout the year to provide families and educators the latest information. These classes are typically free of charge.
- Communication: to promote dynamic communication between educators, families and the community. Develop a link to the Allen Council website as communication central for the event calendars, updates, resource links and contact information for the local school SAGE chairs. Send out email announcements regarding events in the community as well as AISD.
Support: Help in the formation of special interest groups so that others can share the information that is most relevant to their need. Interest groups could include ADHD, Dyslexia, Gifted and Talented, Tourettes and so on.
Last Modified on February 16, 2012