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 will present:

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

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Director,

DENT Cannabis Clinic

The event will also include a presentation by:

PharmaCannis Amherst Dispensary


Health and Wellness Fair

Schedule of Events outlined on flyer below:

Informational Flyer

Health and Wellness Fair Response Form Here

Limited space is available for the Health and Wellness Fair. If you are interested in reserving a table, please contact us at 716-408-3100 or email at support@headwayofwny.org 

or complete the Response Form (follow link above) and return to us in mail.

Thank you!

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:  

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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