Traumatic Brain Injury

Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day.  There is no us and them 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 - provides Information and resources on brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy

Recognizing & Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children & Their Families Tutorial 



Support Groups

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.  

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Traumatic Brain Injury 

For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.

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