Disability and Parenting: The Final Frontier


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Start Time: 

8:30 AM

End Time: 

10:00 AM

Target Audience: Activists, Clinicians, Parents and Families, Professionals, Self-Advocates

This workshop presents a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to assessing parenting capabilities of parents with disabilities (PWD). Participants will be introduced to how to utilize adaptive parenting tools and learn methods for navigating multiple systems of care in reproductive healthcare and the quest for parenthood.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 5 adaptive strategies for parenting
  2. Recognize the laws that impact parenting with a disability
  3. Name 3 methods for self-advocacy related to reproductive healthcare

About the Seminar Leader

Photo: Alette Coble-Temple

Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 is a licensed psychologist and professor at JFK University. Cultivating leadership skills for the disability community is her philosophy to breaking down barriers in healthcare, parenting, and more. Prior to coming to JFK University, she worked as a therapist with adolescent girls in a residential treatment facility. Dr. Coble-Temple brings 20 years of experience working with toddlers, children, and adolescents to the core faculty. Her training includes attachment theory and treatment for clients who have experienced significant trauma across the lifespan. Dr. Coble-Temple also conducts forensic evaluations on Mentally Disordered Offenders for the Board of Parole Hearings. She serves as an expert witness for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the areas of differential diagnosis, trauma, multicultural competence and risk assessment for inmates who commit violent or sexual offenses.