The child with ASD may need numerous prompts and assistance to complete daily living skills, such as personal hygiene, dressing and household chores. These difficulties may occur because the child is preoccupied with other things, lacks the ability to focus, and simply doesn't have the ability to finish these tasks to completion.
Having to provide continual prompts and direction may inadvertently resulting power struggles between parent and child and lead to more behavior problems. Children with ASD need repetition and visual cues to learn these skills and to complete them on a daily basis.
There are many ways to provide visual cues. Providing the necessary repetition for children takes a great deal of time and effort on the parents part, and finding the time to do so may be difficult. In addition, teaching these skills to children with ASD often includes an assessment of where their skills are currently at, and what is needed to build these skills.
The Parenting Aspergers Resource Guide: A Complete Resource Guide For Parents Who Have Children Diagnosed With Aspergers Syndrome.