This reply was originally posted by user Topcatte in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
He does his homework. He gets good grades. Why force him to accept the label? Just work with him on accepting some necessary tools for the worst ADD annoyances like losing keys (there are things you can put in his jacket or backpack that will beep when separated too far from the keys, for example). Maybe if he sees this stuff as quirks of his slow to develop frontal cortex he will be willing to use techniques for things he can’t fully control.