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Veterans Symposium Focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnoses and Treatment

June 1, 2017: Headway of WNY, People Inc. and Catholic Charities are co-sponsoring a presentation in support of veterans on Wednesday, June 14, from 8:15 a.m. to noon at the Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo North Campus, 101 Service Center Road, Amherst (Flint Road entrance off Maple Road). The symposium, titled “Signature Injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Diagnoses and Treatment,” is free to attend and open to veterans and service providers. An interactive discussion will be held. 

Featured speakers and topics include: Michael Santa Maria, PhD, board-certified neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN), who will focus on neuropsychological assessments; Elisabeth Mann, LCSWR, of the Erie County Medical Center, who will discuss counseling and treatment intervention; and Jonathan T. Marshal, DO, of the Erie County Medical Center Radiology, who will present use of imaging for diagnoses of blast injury.

Although the event is free, two Continuing Education Units will cost $20, which are available for pre-registered licensed mental health counselors and social workers. Cash or checks payable to Catholic Charities on the day of the event.

To register or for more information, email or call 716-408-3100. Breakfast is included. The symposium is co-sponsored by Headway of WNY, People Inc. and Catholic Charities.

Headway of WNY, an affiliate of People Inc., is a non-profit support and advocacy agency whose mission is to ensure that individuals in Western New York with brain injuries, other disabilities and seniors have access to advocacy, resources and support systems to enable them to live as independently as possible. Headway of WNY is committed to providing services for veterans and their families, particularly those with traumatic brain injuries. For more information, call 716-408-3100.

People Inc. provides programs and services to more than 12,500 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York and Rochester. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. To learn more, visit Like us on Facebook at People Inc. and follow us on Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Catholic Charities Vision Military program offers supports and services to veterans and military families through direct services and collaboration with local agencies throughout Western New York. Current or former military members, veterans and their families can present a need at any community-based office of Catholic Charities. For more information, call 716-877-8822.

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