The Lifetime Achievement Advocacy Award recognizes an individual's lifetime commitment and contributions to inclusive communities. It is the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities’ (NJCDD) highest honor and is given only after careful deliberation by the awards committee.
We proudly announce that Diana Autin is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, presented during the NJCDD's Community Building Awards luncheon on September 22.
It was stated of Diana in presentation remarks given by SPAN's own Policy Director, Peg Kinsell, "Under her direction and leadership, SPAN has provided countless families with the guidance and support they need to access support and services to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults."
"Diana Autin is an exemplary servant leader. Her focus has always been on the growth and well-being of the people and the communities she serves. She is a tenacious advocate, someone who never gives up. When she sees a need, she fills it. But most importantly, she has supported, encouraged, and uplifted so many others to follow in her footsteps. She uses a collaborative approach and has challenged us all to be the change we want to see in the world."
Read more on SPAN's News page here
Learn more about the Community Building Awards and see the full list of honorees here