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Joanne Susi

"I was suddenly unable to do the things I once injoyed, struggling to come to terms with my injury, frustrated and angry”

Bob's life changed completely in 2013 when he fell two stories while shrink wrapping a boat at the marina where he worked. With the help of his family and BIA-MA, he is now at a happy point in his life. Read Bob's story.

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Gateway

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The Gateway Program is a one-time, two hour class designed to promote brain injury awareness and prevention among adolescents who have been arrested for misdemeanor offenses that could result in TBI. The program makes the link between risky behaviors and the causes, costs, and consequences of brain injuries.

Gateway’s curriculum focuses on the risks of underage drinking, the effects of alcohol and marijuana on the teenage brain, and the importance of safe driving. Attendees participate in empathy exercises and hear from survivors of brain injury who describe how their injuries have changed their lives.

Gateway, conducted in collaboration with the District Attorneys' offices throughout the Commonwealth, gives juveniles with first-time convictions a second chance to make good choices.

 

"The Gateway Program helps our teenagers make better, more informed choices by introducing them to others who have first-hand knowledge of the dangers and consequences of using drugs and alcohol."

- Gerald T. Leone, Jr., District Attorney, Middlesex County

 

For more information, contact Justine Cote, Manager of Prevention at jcote@biama.org, or call 508-475-0032.