Parker is 15 years old and extremely intelligent! He is an aspiring actor, but finds it difficult to focus on his acting skills; he feels that his smile is standing in the way of his dreams. Parker has been bullied by his peers for as long as he can remember. He is diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which made him feel different from everyone else. Parker is concerned with the way his peers perceive his teeth. He says braces would take a lot of stress out of his life and allow him to focus on school and acting.