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Hello. My name is Jake Parsons. I live in Lexington Kentucky and I am 27 years old. I work at Walgreens and Common Grounds Coffee House. I am a member of the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club, and I play in a band called the Great Danes. I also have a dog named Bert, and I love the ocean and going surfing.

I have autism and it makes my brain work a little differently. Sometimes things are harder for me, but I am used to it.

Do you have a disability? Do you want to tell your story? The Human Development Institute is collecting stories about people living with disabilities. If you have a disability and you would like to be interviewed, or, if you would like to interview someone you know who has a disability, then contact Patti Logsdon at patti.logsdon@uky.edu. You can also fill out this form.