She couldn't ride a bike....because we couldn't find one small enough. Once we did, she was off and running.
Her whole life will always be like that. Finding ways to modify the world she lives in so she can be successful.
Independence comes at a delay, but it always comes...we just have to help find the way to it. Sometimes it just means a stool and sometimes it means we have to search out help and answers. When you have a child with special needs, you are always on duty, working to help them be successful.