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Community Outreach

Headway's Community Outreach activities address topics related to TBI and other cognitive conditions.

Headway offers a variety of educational outreach activities throughout Western New York, including symposiums and educational presentations.

Headway seeks to educate the community about the causes, consequences and means of prevention of brain injury.

We offer Educational Outreach to schools, businesses and community groups, as well as special educational presentations each year at our Annual Meeting.

Sample Educational Presentations

Medical Cannabis: A Promising Therapy for TBI and other Cognitive Disabilities?

Held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 

Featured speaker: Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Director, DENT Cannabis Clinic

Dr. Mechtler thoroughly engaged the audience with up-to-date information about the use of Medical Cannabis.

Informational Flyer

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The event also included a presentation by:

PharmaCannis Amherst Dispensary

Health and Wellness Fair


  • Acupuncture Works
  • Dent Cannabis Clinic
  • ECMC Outpatient Rehab
  • Jewish Senior Life (Neurobehavioral Rehab Program)
  • MindBody Integrative
  • PharmaCannis
  • Rising Sun Yoga
  • Stress Relief - Tapping

Headway thanks all Health and Wellness Fair participants. Guests enjoyed the variety of offerings!

Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury

Headway of WNY, Inc. offered a presentation of current research and discussion on May 4, 2016 featuring brain injury specialists:

Dr. Gary Wang, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Dr. Thomas Polisoto, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Dr. Lisa Keenan, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at ECMC

This event was held at: 

The Museum of disAbility History