My son is a freshman and will be playing D-1 this fall. He also is ADD. He has been taking ritalin since 9th grade and it has been a God send. His grades went from Cs to As in one semester. His soccer abilitly improved and I believe it was because he was able to control his impulses and focus. We just got a letter from the school telling us, among other things, that ritalin is a banned substance. The college rep said it would be better if he switched meds to something that is not banned but WHY? He has a medical diagnosis and it has been very successful.He will not be playing in the MLS and the main objective is to graduate and get a job. We have been told that if his school makes it into the NCAA tournament he will be tested and will test positive for a banned substance. Then, there will be an inquiry as to whether he should be exempt. He has a letter from his doctor on file. Has anyone else been through this? Is there anything else we need to do? Changing or stopping meds is not an option at this point.