A Mayo Sinn Féin Senator has called for the rights of children with suspected disabilities to be respected and for the Government to fulfil its obligations under the 2005 Disability Act.

Rose Conway-Walsh has called on the Government to end the scandal of parents of children who are waiting months for assessment of need to be carried out.

She says each child is entitled under law to an assessment within six months and when this does not happen, their rights are being denied.

Senator Conway-Walsh says many parents have become exasperated with the long waits and uncertainty and have to make huge sacrifices to fund these assessments privately.

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