My entire professional career starting in 1972 has provided service to people with developmental disabilities. I've worked in 3 states: Montana 12 yrs, Massachusetts 1 yr, Maine 28 years. My first job in the state institution in Mt. wasn't exactly by choice because it was the only professional level job offer I'd had since completing a masters degree in 1971. Nonetheless I recognized a rightness to it that I've never lost.