Hi CC, I was a teacher, but I never taught special ed myself nor had a child in that but my experiences with special ed children and adults in my church service over the years has been good.
Be sure to pray about this because it sure sounds like you may have a real aptitude and possibly a "call" for this wonderful work with special ed kids. Time should make it even clearer for you.
Two of my great nieces (in their forties now) teach special ed and now have earned Master's in that field. Just so you won't think I am too ancient..their dad, my nephew, is close to my age so they are both close to the age or older than my own children. They love it!
I am glad you are having such a wonderful and worthwhile experience in what you are learning now.
God is certainly in this and with you.
"The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)