Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jamie Riggio Heelan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;


-- Jamie Riggio Heelan on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Heelan lives in Mundelein, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Occupational Therapy. Heelan has worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago since 1987. She also works independently in a school district north of Chicago within their Special Education Program with early childhood students through 8th grade. Heelan lives in Mundelein, Illinois and visits schools in and around the Chicago area and will consider invitations to travel to other states.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book)
ISBN: 156145219X

Peachtree Pub Ltd. 2000

Explains how having cerebral palsy affects Taylor, and how getting a wheelchair makes a big difference in helping him get around, do things by himself, and even play basketball with his twin Tyler.

Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book)
ISBN: 1561452688

Peachtree Pub Ltd. 2002

A gentle tribute to the Georgia island that the best-selling author called home

Making of My Special Hand, the: Madison's Story (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book)
ISBN: 156145186X

Peachtree Pub Ltd. 1998

A child who was born with one hand tells the story of how people at the hospital made a helper hand for her, how the new hand operates, how it feels, and how she can use it.

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