Headway of WNY, Inc.

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

Veterans Information

DETAILED SYMPOSIUM FLYER HERE


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

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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

 

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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

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.

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



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