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Hey,

I’m 22 and found out I had ADHD last year. I wish I knew when I was in school. I still did well but everyone was always telling me that if I just tried harder I’d be getting A’s all around.
I think with ADHD, knowledge is power but you do need to prepare him for the stereotypes. How to ADHD has a great video on how to talk to people who may have certain expectations of people with ADHD, which your son might benefit from knowing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tLi1bYilA&t=371s

I’d also recommend this video, which explains how to accommodate someone with ADHD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcZuL1jQJuM

I think the most important thing for me in accepting my ADHD was learning about what it does to my brain and why. This then gave me the information to accept my ADHD and understand the barriers. The youtuber I linked is great for educating people about ADHD and overcoming ADHD symptoms. Good luck 🙂