Vickie Dieter has been the director of the Family Support Network™/HOPE (FSN/HOPE) since 1991. She is the director of the HOPE Parent Resource Center, a federally-funded Community Parent Resource Center and a major project of FSN/HOPE. Ms. Dieter has also worked part-time for the Autism Society of NC for 19 years as a Parent Advocate, and, currently, as an Autism Resource Specialist. Ms. Dieter is the parent of two adult children with special needs. The Dieter family also includes 4 dogs, 2 cats and a very large, grouchy Uromastyx lizard.