I posted this several days ago on the Parents thread, and now found this one which seems a more appropriate place for this. I've modified it somewhat.
My son is diagnosed with ADHD and SLD (dyslexia). He takes Concerta for his ADHD. This year he had to lower his dose due to some heart concerns and I believe it has impacted his grades/ability to focus. He went from a dosage of 72 down to 54 mg. His grades have been more of a struggle in his senior year. He did not get extra time in SAT but did in ACT. His composite ACT was 28, he scored a 31 in Science. His GPA when he applied to colleges was 3.6 unweighted on his HS transcript (not sure how the colleges calculated it) . He applied for 4 state schools, one is a reach, one he would be one of the strongest students there and 2 of them are pretty much on the mark. He was accepted at 3 of the 4 schools for Summer 2013. We won't hear until February on the reach school. We explored private schools when my daughter was considering schools, the Expected Family Contribution just seemed to be too much, so we did not really explore private schools with him. He is unsure of what he'd like to major in and does not advocate well for himself although we are constantly working on getting him to do that. He has an IEP, but was able to achieve what he has in high school with minimal accommodations. We are struggling with deciding if he gets in to the reach school should he go? If he could not take meds for some reason I think that could be disasterous. I'm even worried about the two schools that are a close match for him. He has a pretty heavy load this year. 1 AP class, 3rd year Spanish and 3 honors classes, and two 'regular' classes. Anyone else out there faced with these decisions how did things turn out? Thanks.