Press Releases

Parental Rights Include Disability Equality: A Call to Action for Psychology
Becoming a parent is considered a basic human right in our country. However, people with disabilities are often denied this right. It’s 2015, yet people with disabilities continue to encounter legal, medical, and social resistance to becoming parents... - July 28, 2015
APA Monitor: Questionnaire 'You can't be what you can't see'
Defying the odds comes naturally to Alette Coble-Temple, PsyD, who at birth was given a 10 percent chance of surviving. As a result of oxygen deprivation during the delivery, she developed cerebral palsy. She has spend most of her life in a wheelchair and has a severe speech impediment. Despite those obstacles... - p.38 - July/August 2015
Pleasant Hill professor crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2015
She wasn't expected to live, let alone achieve her doctoral degree in Psychology. And last month, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple accomplished yet another amazing feat and was crowned as Ms. Wheelchair California, which recognizes the achievement of women in wheelchairs... - p.8 - May/June 2015
Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation Empowers Others Through Their Stories
Editor's Note: The Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation is the only, official state pageant recognized by Ms. Wheelchair America. All of their titleholders progress to compete for the Ms. Wheelchair America title. Wheel:Life had the honor of interviewing two of their titleholders - Ms. Wheelchair California 2010, Jennifer Kumiyama and Ms. Wheelchair California 2015, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple. See their stories below... - Apr. 11, 2015
Meet the Other Ms. California
Based on the stereotypes of pageant queens, few would believe that a Ms. California could also be a Dr. California. But the newly crowned pageant queen, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, is a full professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University where she teaches graduate students and serves as the Chair... - Apr. 1, 2015
KTVU News Interview
WALNUT CREEK: Mom competes in Miss Wheelchair Pageant - Mar. 8, 2015
Walnut Creek: For Alette Coble-Temple, a different sort of achievement
Given the obstacles she faced 43 years ago as a newborn, it's unlikely anyone pictured Alette Coble-Temple becoming who she is today -- an associate professor with John F. Kennedy University's Clinical Psychology program... - Mar. 5, 2015
Ms. Wheelchair California 2015 Press Release
In front a ballroom full of eager friends and family, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Bay Area native, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2015... - Feb. 27, 2015