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Hefflefinger Presents on Disability Accommodations at NFHS Legal Meeting


Matt Hefflefinger (Peoria) participated at the National Federation of High School Associations' Legal Meeting in Indianapolis on April 24-25. The Legal Meeting is held annually and is attended by Executive Directors of the 50 State High School Associations around the country and their legal counsel. Matt and the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association, Marty Hickman, presented on the topic "Governmental Regulation of State Association Disability Accommodations." The discussion focused upon the opportunities for student athletes with disabilities in high school athletics and the ongoing evolution of various legal issues that are developing in that setting, potentially impacted through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.