Talks between teacher unions and the Department on the return of special education will resume later.
It's after the Department abandoned today's planned reopening, following objections from the INTO and Forsa on safety grounds.
Meanwhile disability advocacy groups are demanding a meeting with the Taoiseach to arrange a package of supports for affected children and their families.
Galway Wast TD Sean Canney has proposed this morning that a mediator be brought in to help solve the impasse on Special Needs Education.
He says there's too much rhetoric, and we now need a solution.
The Tuam-based Independent TD says children and their parents are at their wits' end, and have been given too many false dawns over the last two weeks.
Deputy Canney believes that, as the Minister and the unions battle it out on the airwaves, both sides have lost focus and the children are suffering.
As a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters, he has proposed writing to Minister Norma Foley requesting that a mediator or facilitator be appointed to find a solution that protects teachers and SNA staff, and gets special needs education back on track.