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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Feb. 7, 201212:00 PM EST

Nonprofit CEO Showcase: Amy Buggle

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Executive Director and Founder
DLC Nurse & Learn Inc.

Mission
DLC Nurse & Learn provides year-round education, nursing care and therapies to children with severe disabilities, in an inclusion setting, giving them and their families the opportunity for self-sufficiency and hope for the future.

Serving Jacksonville
Began in 1989.

Those served
We serve more than 130 children a year in Northeast Florida and we have served more than 1,500 children since we began. We serve students from birth to age 22. Children from birth to age 6 can attend our full-day and preschool inclusion program and students ages 3-22 can attend before/after school for educational activities, therapy and medical care.

Any child with a disability or medical problem that prevents them from attending regular day care or other developmental preschools is eligible for our services.

Our children have a variety of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, seizure disorders, and genetic disorders that cause multiple disabilities. In addition, many require nursing care for medications, tracheostomy care and gastrostomy tube feedings.

We are located on the Westside, but serve children all over Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

Biggest challenge
Finding funding for our scholarship program and reaching families that need our services.

Biggest satisfaction
Seeing a child accomplish a developmental milestone that doctors had told parents would never happen.

Hometown
Jacksonville, born at Baptist Hospital.

First experience with community service
Volunteered from the age of 11 at United Cerebral Palsy of Jacksonville every summer and loved it.

Your job before DLC Nurse & Learn
Duval County schoolteacher at Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center.

Upcoming events
April 22: Golf tournament at Deercreek Country Club. 

Contact information
www.dlcnl.org
387-0370
4101-1 College St.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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