Currently, I am a para educator in a special needs preschool with children 3-5 with developmental disabilities that range from Down Syndrome, to autism. I love my job! I am currently in school full time, and will be transferring to a state university next fall. I was just wondering if there is any teachers in this field who can answer some questions for me: What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Do you see yourself doing this until you retire? What brings you the most joy? I guess the things that worries me the most about going into the field-is IEP's and making sure that I am meeting every child's needs. Also can you share some info how you run your class- routine and mainstreaming. Thanks in advance.