I'm always interested in Independent Living Skills and what that means, particularly for someone with Autism. I always wanted my daughters to talk so they could tell me if they were hurting.
At some point I realized it was important for them to be able to ask for help. That was a revelation. I do not like to have to ask for help. At all. Ever. Maybe it is the society we live in that tells us asking for help is a sign of weakness. I'm not sure.
Asking for help is one of those skills we need to learn as parents, as parents with disabilities of our own, and as people with Autism. When I think back it is one of those things that I would have taught my child earlier.