Headway of WNY, Inc.

A support and advocacy agency
for individuals with brain injuries,
disabilities and seniors.

Community Outreach

Headway's Community Outreach activities address topics related to TBI and other related cognitive disabilities. Each year, Headway is involved in a variety of educational outreach activities in the WNY community, including symposiums and educational presentations.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Headway presented:

Medical Cannabis: A Promising Therapy for TBI and other Cognitive Disabilities?

with Featured speaker:

Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Director

DENT Cannabis Clinic

Dr. Mechtler thoroughly engaged the audience with up-to-date information about the use of Medical Cannabis.


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The event also included a presentation by:

PharmaCannis Amherst Dispensary


The symposium included a Health and Wellness Fair and the following organizations were present:

Acupuncture Works

Dent Cannabis Clinic

ECMC Outpatient Rehab

Jewish Senior Life (Neurobehavioral Rehab Program)

MindBody Integrative


Rising Sun Yoga

Stress Relief - Tapping

Headway thanks all Health and Wellness Fair participants - guests enjoyed the variety of offerings!

Thank you to over 80 guests who came out in icy conditions to participate in this informative and lively symposium!

We're grateful for your support of Headway's Educational Outreach in WNY

See the Schedule of Events as outlined on flyer below:

Informational Flyer

Headway seeks to educate the community about the causes, consequences and means of prevention of brain injury.

We also offer Educational Outreach to schools, businesses and community groups.

Listed below are some of Headway's past educational community outreach offerings and featured speakers:

Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Benefits of Cognitive-Linguistic Treatment -

There's more to Speech Therapy

Headway's 2018 Annual Meeting and Educational Presentation

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Featured Speaker: Jess Young, M.S., CCC

Speech Language Pathologist

Jess led an informative discussion about common brain injury related cognitive and communication changes and how a Speech Language Pathologist is able to help with brain injury rehabilitation strategies.

Concussion and TBI

 Headway's 2017 Annual Meeting and Educational Presentation focused on 

Concussion and TBI

The presentation was held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

at the Museum of disABILITY History and featured:

Dr. John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

Primary Sports Medicine,

UB Concussion Clinic

Dr. Leddy led an informal discussion and shared some valuable insights about concussion, symptoms and various treatment options.

Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury

Headway of WNY, Inc. offered a presentation of current research and discussion on May 4, 2016

Featuring brain injury specialists:

Dr. Gary Wang, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 Dr. Thomas Polisoto, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Dr. Lisa Keenan, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at ECMC

This event was held at:

The Museum of disAbility History

Understanding Support Systems after Disability and Illness

Headway held its Annual Meeting and Presentation on

Thursday, November 5, 2015 

This event was held at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County on Delaware Avenue.

Dr. Lisa Keenan, Chief Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at ECMC

Dr. Keenan offered an informative educational presentation: 

Understanding Support Systems after Disability and Illness.

Many common experiences of TBI survivors and their families were discussed and the need for additional supports was addressed.

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