Luz Diaz-Vincent displays a fearless, respectful, and resourceful approach with people she supports.

Whitehall, PA October 29, 2018–Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced that Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) selected Luz Diaz-Vincent as the 2018 "We Are Worth It" winner of the Northeast Region Direct Support Professional of the Year Award. The award honors outstanding Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who have demonstrated extraordinary and innovative support and action that lead people with intellectual disability and autism to live meaningful and inclusive lives. They have transformed lives by supporting people to achieve their personal goals while actively engaging in their communities.

Diaz-Vincent has worked for KHS for 15 years and has become an essential member of the Lifesharing and Community Participation Support teams at the Lehigh Valley office. As a DSP, Diaz-Vincent supports individuals by assisting them in finding valued social roles, developing meaningful relationships, and by advocating for person-centered services.

Diaz-Vincent was honored during the 2018 Annual PAR Solutions Conference at the Hilton Harrisburg.

About Keystone Human Services

KHS is a human services provider based in Harrisburg, PA. Serving individuals and communities for over 45 years, the organization operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware, as well as in the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of India. KHS provides services and supports in the areas of mental health, autism, and intellectual, developmental, and cognitive disability. KHS also provides services through Susquehanna Service Dogs and Capital Area Head Start. More information can be found at www.keystonehumanservices.org

About Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability

The Harrisburg-based PAR committed to ensuring, strengthening and promoting the viability of community-based organizations that support people with autism or intellectual disability and their families. More information can be found at www.par.net (external website).