Headway of WNY, Inc.

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

Annual Meeting

Annual Membership Meetings

All members and supporters, as well as the general public, are invited to attend Headway's annual meetings.

The main purpose of the meetings is to provide details about the agency's activities over the course of the previous year.

2021 Annual Meeting

Due to the ongoing Health Emergency, Headway decided to raise awareness that Members can participate in the advisory meetings, with the last one of 2021 being October 20th. A separate Membership event was not held, and the emphasis for Membership was outreach by mail. 

2020 Annual Meeting

Held on Microsoft Teams - December 16, 2020

Overview of Headway’s activities and status over the course of the last year during pandemic. 

Ron Fernandez provided a status update of both Waivers and Doxy.me virtual connection sites for assessments online. 

Doxy.me connection #1 and connection #2 are available by appointment. 

Support Groups - Combined peer and caregiver support meetings offered online the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

Christine Melchiorre thanked everyone for ongoing support of the agency, including sponsorships, memberships and donations over the last year. 

Development of new online giving has been established. Donations and memberships may now be processed directly online. 


2019 Annual Meeting

What to Consider when Arranging Home Care
Featured Speaker: David Hoock, Buffalo Home Care
2019 Annual Meeting Flyer

2018 Annual Meeting

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
This was an informative discussion about common brain injury related cognitive and communication changes.
Jess Young provided information about how Speech Language Pathology can be extremely helpful in brain injury rehabilitation strategies.
2018 Annual Meeting Flyer

2017 Annual Meeting

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
Featured Speaker: Dr. John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP
UB Concussion Clinic, Primary Sports Medicine
Dr. Leddy led an informal discussion and shared some valuable insights about concussion, symptoms and various treatment options.
2017 Annual Meeting Flyer

2016 Annual Meeting

What to Expect with Medicaid Changes
2016 Annual Meeting Flyer

2015 Annual Meeting

Maintaining Social Relationships and Supports After a Traumatic Brain Injury
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.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Lisa Keenan, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at ECMC
2015 Annual Meeting Flyer

Dr. Keenan offered an informative educational presentation.

Many common experiences of TBI survivors and their families were shared and discussed.

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