So today I experimented with him. I decided to treat him like he was Webster while we were leaving for the appointments. I told him it was time to go and he went to the door, I opened it and he went to the car. I opened the car door and told him to climb in his seat. The first time he needed me to get him started climbing into the car, but I think he gets it now. We will see if this sticks.
He is starting to take verbal direction from me.
Also, we went to the store and he ran across the store to the childrens section, but every few steps he would stop and turn around and make sure that I was behind him. Usually he looks for me only once every few minutes.