Just an introduction
Parent of newly-diagnosed with ADHD soon-to-be college freshman son. He has struggled with organization, attention to detail etc for years, though it had never occurred to me that he could have ADHD because he had the capacity to throw himself thoroughly into what he loved -- what did I know? He has struggled to maintain solid grades, despite being an interesting, creative intellect. Plus, knowing that we are sending him off to his dream school in August, we said let's just find out if there is something more going on here.
In many ways, the diagnosis is a tremendous relief to all of us, because it is not longer a question of us pointing fingers and saying "if you only tried harder, worked more effectively, blah blah blah . . . " Although he has some initial concern about meds, he is meeting with his therapist next week to discuss moving forward with meds.
He will file with the student services office though we are not expecting particular accommodations -- the testing doctor suggested that, because he has basically succeeded in high school, he is not likely to qualify for accommodations like extra time etc.
A new path for him, and us. Thank you for the insight that I have picked up from this board in particular as we investigated this.