Email dated May 5th, 2009 from ABA Specialists (applied behaviour analysis) to European Schools:
I am very surprized to see your email below. I have several emails from you asking our institute to use our expertice and experience with L. to come and support your school by helping to train your teachers and integrate him into your classroom environment. This is something we feel competent to be able to achieve with a few visits and time to develop a program for your specific environment. Based on your urging, our institute has gone to great lengths to get a consultant available to come and support you from Germany as soon as possible. Now that the consult is just one day away, we get an email cancelling this appointment.
L.s' behavior is controllable with the appropriate understanding of his motivation and with the use of appropriate reinforcement. However, to not give us a chance to show you that after all the organization and work involved in getting us there has been done is much more than unfortunate. It is counter-productive to Lukas' education and unfortunately in some eyes could be seen as a breech of professional ethics.
I am emailing to ask you to please reconsider your decision as the family finds themselves in a situation that has no reasonable alternative answer and your willingness to work with our consultant and program for another month or two is all it would take to show you what we can offer."