Headway of WNY

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

Veterans Information

The 2nd Annual Veterans Symposium

WNY In Support of Veterans

Signature Injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan

 Wars: Blast Induced TBI

Assessment, Diagnoses and Treatment

Took place on

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Center for Tomorrow

University at Buffalo, North Campus

Featured Speakers:

Ronald Fernandez, RRDS, LMHC

Michael Santa Maria, Ph.D

Elisabeth Mann, LCSWR

Two Continuing Education Units (CEU) were available for pre-registered Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Social Workers (MSW) - $20 fee

This Free event was co-sponsored by:

Headway of WNY, Inc., Catholic Charities and People Inc.

This annual symposium is designed to encourage discussion and feedback, while offering professional insight and knowledge.

The hope is that these discussions will help address current community needs.

Thank you to all who attended and participated this year.

Please check the Veterans Events Bulletin page where information will be posted about upcoming related events in Western New York


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Veterans

In partnership with the Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. and as part of the Serve New York AmeriCorps VISTA program from 2013 - 2016, Headway developed initiatives which focus on helping Veterans in WNY with traumatic brain injuries and their families. These initiatives remain current and further development is ongoing. 

Our goal is to help veterans find the supports they need in order to manage their condition and overcome obstacles to help engage with their community.

Please complete the Needs Assessment below, return to us at the address indicated on the form or email to support@headwayofwny.org.

Click Here for Veterans Needs Assessment

A TBI results from a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain and produces a diminished or altered state of consciousness. Categories for TBI are mild, moderate, severe, or penetrating. The most common form of TBI in the military is mild, also referred to as concussion.

TBI has been described as the signature wound of the Iraq and Afganistan wars and is a significant health issue that affects service members and Veterans.

For More Information, please contact our Veterans Outreach Specialist at 716-408-3110




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