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newly diagnosed college boy needs support accepting adhd diagnosi

I am the mother of a college student, just diagnosed adhd, learning disabilities and gifted.  College is a mess.  He needs help accepting what this all means.  Is there a group meeting in Manhattan over the summer?  He’s working at Carmine’s in midtown as a barback, and is overwhelmed and getting depressed.  I know if he met others dealing with this he’d feel better.


There is a robust support group in Manhattan. The group leader posts here fairly frequently. Their website is You can see the last post about a meeting here:

ADDitude Magazine also offers a great accumulation of articles that provide a College Survival Guide for Students with ADHD:

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Posted by adhdmomma on Jun 30, 2014 at 7:16pm

Your son sounds like me!  I have ADHD, Learning Disabilities and I was in the Gifted Program in High School!

Make sure he has the same supports (IEP type stuff) he had in High School.  They have to supply support in College too!  Also a small community college may be the place to start.  I went to a State School (Kutztown) and it was a disaster.  Came home and went to HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College).  I lived at home while I was at HACC.  Changed Majors wink and then finished up at Penn State, Harrisburg Campus. I lived in my own apartment while at Penn State. I have a BS in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics.  So it can be done!

Let your son know.  At least for me,  full time work is a lot easier than college ever was!

Let us know what kind of problems he is having in classes.  I might have some suggestion on how to help.  With technology these days, people don’t even have to know you have a ADHD or Learning Disabilities, They just see the Gifted!

Posted by h82read on Jul 02, 2014 at 2:24pm

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