A support and advocacy agency
for individuals with brain injuries,
disabilities and seniors.
A support and advocacy agency
Headway of WNY, Inc.,
Catholic Charities and People Inc.
extend their sincere appreciation to all who helped make the 3rd Annual Veterans Symposium a great success - Presenters, Holistic Fair participants, 60+ guest attendees, The Buffalo Museum of History and Chef's Restaurant.
We hope that the information shared was helpful to WNY Veterans and ignited conversations which may lead to solutions.
This year's symposium was designed to encourage feedback and discussion about alternative therapeutic approaches for successful reintegration for current and former service members.
WNY in Support of Veterans is an annual symposium.
This year's was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and the theme was - Be There, Be Proud - Helping Current and Former Service Members and Their Families Find Peace
Keynote Speaker: Stephen McCloskey
Panelists: James Becker, Annette Romeo, Kimberly Warner and Wendy Guyker
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.
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 us at 716-408-3110
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the
2nd Annual Veterans Symposium held on
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
WNY In Support of Veterans
Signature Injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan
Wars: Blast Induced TBI
Assessment, Diagnoses and Treatment
Center for Tomorrow University at Buffalo, North Campus
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.
The Veterans 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 in the Inaugural Veterans Symposium, Bridging The Gaps: WNY in Support of Veterans
held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
This event was geared towards service providers and veterans
Featured Keyonte Speaker: NYS Senator Robert Ortt
The goal was to identify key issues and service gaps to address community needs.
The event was held at The Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Getzville, NY