Yesterday, we got a reply from Alex's school apologizing for having upset us and letting us know they were calling in the ASD team and behaviour consultant attached to the school board.
This is something of a mixed relief. On the one hand, this is exactly what those resources is for, so it is boggling that they haven't been involved before now. Unlike private services, the school board team can go in and observe in class and work directly with the teacher and staff. On the other hand, they don't know Alex, which makes me a little leery. They also usually have a lot of cases on the go, so I hope Alex will receive proper attention. They should have access to the report done by our behaviour consultant which spells out exactly what Alex needs.
The other part which worries me is that I'm now out of the loop. The team will consult with the school but I likely will not be told that they've even been, much less what their recommendations are.
In the end, the important thing is Alex. Hopefully the ASD team will be more interested in helping him and making him successful than they will in going the "safe" route of using techniques which we know don't work but look lawsuit-safe on paper.