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books books the chalk rainbow life with ms Deborah Kelly’s charming picture book explores difference and diversity through a family living with Autism Spectrum disorder. This is a collection of short stories and testimonies written by people living with Multiple Sclerosis, about the challenges they face. family, friends, carers or health care professionals who The main character, Zane, has his own made-up It’s a good read for people with MS, as well as their language, is terrified of the colour black, and scrunches want to gain a greater understanding of the disease. himself into a ball when things get too much. Told through the eyes of the main character Zane’s older sister, the story 2001. “I have found that some of the greatest support explains how all members of the family learn to live with comes from others living with the disease; research has Zane’s ASD and move forward together. shown that many with a chronic disease finds the sharing of experiences very beneficial. However not everyone wants to Featuring beautiful illustrations by Gwynneth Jones, Author Karen Brown was diagnosed with MS in January it’s ideal for children aged four to eight. join a support group or has access to online forums, which is why I wanted to publish a book that people could refer to and maybe feel that they are not so alone.” Supporting people living with disability for over 65 years We have a simple philosophy at Orana... we exist to provide support for people living with disability. We encourage, we train and most importantly we provide real life choices. With services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, we ensure support is tailored towards personalised service. With a diverse range of employment, housing and life skills support options, Orana is committed to excellence through creating independence for people living with disability. To find out more about Orana and how we support South Australians with disability, visit or call us on 8375 2000. 54 books