About the Book
Dreams Without Limits ̶ Changing Perceptions about People with Disabilities alters the disability paradigm.
Gone is the deficit message focusing on all the things a person with a disability cannot do. Rather, this book invites the reader to see what people with disabilities are capable of dreaming and achieving.
Jon Christopher Meyers’ exceptional portraits capture the beautiful smiles of children, the love among families, the determination of youth, and the pride of adults who experience disabilities. Each story relays empowering messages of strength, hope, and love.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown graciously wrote the lovely foreword for the book. Her words highlight Oregon’s progressive initiative in providing employment for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the state’s ongoing commitment to support all people with disabilities.
Jon Christopher Meyers is an award-winning photographer with more than a decade of professional work experience. His photographs tell compelling stories that are commissioned by magazines, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. He is particularly adept at creating portraits that connect the viewer to the subject. Dreams Without Limits ̶ Changing Perceptions about People with Disabilitiesis his one of his longest projects to date, with nearly 40 people photographed over the course of three years.
As an adjunct faculty member at Lane Community College teaching photography in the Media Arts department, his work has evolved from its commercial roots. Teaching has given him the space and freedom to shape his work, to create a style all his own.
To see more of Jon’s work, visit Studio Meyers.
Laura Dahill is the proud parent of twin teenage boys who fill her life with love, adventure, and naturally, a bit of chaos. One of her sons was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at the age of two.
Prior to having children, Laura worked in marketing communications for Intel Corporation. With inspiration from her son and encouragement from her husband, Laura changed her career direction and entered the social services arena.
Laura helps families on their journeys of raising children with special needs, and she advocates for policy and systems change to improve the lives of people who experience disabilities. Laura’s dream is to make the world more welcoming for her son and others who experience disability; she is actively involved in her community to help make this dream a reality.
Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in marketing from Texas A&M University. Laura is currently the director of marketing and communications for The Arc Lane County.
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