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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

    Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair , Peachtree Publishers, 2000Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris , Peachtree Publishers, 2002THE MAKING OF MY SPECIAL HAND: MADISON'S STORY , Peachtree Publishers, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Rolling along :
ISBN: 156145219X. OCLC Number:

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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? :
ISBN: 1561452688. OCLC Number:

Peachtree Publishers,. Atlanta :. ©2002.

A deaf child tells how he uses sign language, hearing aids, and his other senses to communicate, how his friends help him, and how he goes to public school with an interpreter.

The making of my special hand :
ISBN: 156145186X. OCLC Number:

Peachtree,. Atlanta, GA :. 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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)