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Today marks the official #ADA30 Celebration! It is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26th, 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush signed into legislation a recognition of the civil rights of all people with disabili...

It is both shocking and disheartening to once again see how race is dismissed and overlooked in yet another important aspect of life.  Race is the least explored topic within the disability community.  Individuals who experience this intersectionality of race and disab...

Today I want to explore disability identity. How we view ourselves internally and within the world has a huge impact on our lives.  It is well researched and known that the belief we carry about ourselves, others, and our place in the world dictates our lived experienc...

I believe the reason why there is discrimination against parents with disabilities is that the average person cannot understand what adaptations look like when it comes to parenting.

Today, I am sharing with you some pictures of creative ways I, and others, have parente...

On this day I celebrate 20 years of marriage. July 8th, 2000, I had the privilege of marrying the man I love, Robert (Bob) Temple. I emphasize the word privilege, because in the disability community marriage is a privilege not a right.

Looking back on my wedding day, I...

May 1, 2018

Last week I received the California Psychological Association's (CPA) Distinguished Humanitarian Contribution Award. Below is the transcript of my speech, and a video of the speech itself:

 " I am truly honored and humbled to be receiving this humanitarian award from...

March 8, 2018

This Saturday, March 10, the next Ms. Wheelchair California will be crowned at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. The year's pageant features the largest number of contestants ever, all of whom have years of advocacy experience. The portion of the pageant ope...

February 16, 2018

Access to sexual education and healthcare for people with disabilities is a fundamental need, but is often lacking: While sexual education is required as a subject in public schools, it is often deprioritized in special education. This is simply unacceptable for popula...

February 16, 2018

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) is an organization dedicated to advocating for people with disabilities. It serves as a liaison between different independent living centers. This year's CFILC conference is focused on Collaboration and S...

February 16, 2018

The 2018 Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant has been postponed until March 10. This wonderful opportunity for advocacy is still open to potential contestants until Friday, February 23rd.

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The mission of The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute is to recognize the achievement of women using wheelchairs. Each year, Ms. Wheelchair California will strive to educate and advocate for Californians living with disabilities. Ms. Wheelchair California is not a beauty pageant. It is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication, and presentation. Its purpose is to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman to represent people living with disabilities. Learn more at

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Dr. Alette Coble-Temple

I serve to increase the visibility of people with disabilities within our society. As a mother, educator, researcher, advocate and adventurist with both a physical disability and as a person with a cerebral palsy accent, I am a positive role model for people with disabilities.

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