Problem solving skill
SS stb 15 has shorter school days these week because of finals. He was immediately asking DH to pick him up after school. We asked why he cannot take the bus back home (he takes the bus to school), he told us because the bus won't come until an hour later. Truth is, that specific bus won't come until another hour, but other buses will come and can also get him home.
I know being on the spectrum means they are less flexible at times, but this really seems to be an issue of not interested in finding another solution (to me). Same attitude goes towards his homework, several were turned in late because "he couldn't figure out how" (teacher was there, classmates were there, instructions were there...none consulted). He looks one way and if it doesn't work, it is now someone else's problem. More often then not he sits there and wait for someone to tell him what to do.
These are all minor things, but this is coming from a boy who said he wanted more independence. (I mean, how do you "want" independence? Don't you just "be" independent?) I'm just annoyed by the lack of efforts.