The National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) began in July of 1984 and consisted of only three events sanctioned by Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA for wheelchair athletes ages 7 to 19. Since that time, the NJDC have grown to include over 250 athletes with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations, limb deficiencies, and other congenital anomalies from all over the United States including Southern New Jersey and several foreign countries. The age range for participation is now 7-21 years. The NJDC is owned by WASUSA. At each NJDC, competitions are held in Olympic-style events including archery, powerlifting, swimming, and track and field.