My experience starts off working with a child with autism for six years. I never imagined myself in the mental health field/special needs field, but everyday I realize how blessed and thankful I was able to take this path. I gained so much hands-on experience in those six years that I will hold with me always. I learned how to be patient, accepting, non-judgmental, and that I gain so much more than I give. In 2006, when I graduated high school, I also received my C.N.A. (certified nursing assistant) license, and still hold the license.