I was called to the special needs community in 2007. My studies have centered on Autism Spectrum Disorder, with an emphasis on working with individuals in the community. I am currently completing a Master’s degree in Social Work at USC. My experience in the community has led me to believe in universal care for all pervasive issues. During my time at College Internship Program in Long Beach, I recognized the importance, along with the challenges of, building and nurturing relationships for people with special needs.