Our Church Opens Minds
through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us
when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds
whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally. Traumatic brain injuries are injuries to the brain or central nervous system that considerably limit a person’s development, understanding, memory, attention span, fine muscle control, use of language or ability to adjust to new situations. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with a traumatic brain injury and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar.
Brain Injury Association of America www.biausa.org - provides Information and resources on brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy
Recognizing & Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children & Their Families Tutorial
Headway of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides resources, support groups, recreational programs. training and education programs to both survivors and caregivers of brain injury.
Peer Support Groups for Mild to Mderate Injury - meet every Monday at 7pm at 856 Ridge Road. Family and Caregiver Support Group - meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8pm at 856 Ridge Road. Neonatal Brain Injury Support - offered by Parents’ Link, For more information, call (716) 774-0027. Southtowns Family Support Group - meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Sterling Medical Center, 20o Sterling Drive in Orchard Park. For more information, call (716) 824-1761 after 4pm. TBI Clubhouse - a social gathering, meets the first and third Tuesday at 6pm at Aspire, 7 Community Drive in Cheektowaga.
Traumatic Brain Injury
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.