How did you choose special education? My story-I was in college for a totally different major. My aunt was a secretary at a group home. I decided to work there one summer so I didn't have to work at Wendy's. After that summer I changed my major to elementary ed with a minor in special ed (the only option). I worked at the group home for 3 years before I graduated. If I never worked there I know for a fact my life would have ended up a lot different. I am always interested in hearing other stories.