Headway of WNY, Inc.

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

Veterans Information


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

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Previous Symposiums



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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