There will be three divisions: a junior and adult division open to all athletes with disabilities; USCPAA
's Junior National and Adult National Championships; and the International Paralympic Committee for powerlifting.
The nonprofit USCPAA
has resource centers in over 40 states across the country where athletes with special needs can turn to for assistance and support in coordinating their training and sponsorships.
For athletes competing in power wheelchairs, the USCPAA
organizes two types of races: 60-meters and 60-meters through staggered cones.
United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association, 200 Harrison Ave., Newport, R102840; (401) 84& 2460, (401) 848-5280 (fax); USCPAA@mail.bbs.netcom; http://www.USCPAA.org USCPAA
sponsors more than 80 regional events every year for individuals of all ages who have cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injuries, or who have survived strokes.