Event Date: 20/04/2024

Location: Bradford, UK

In a recent paper, Beren Aldridge and I propose a further development of a TA model that accounts for neurodiversity in a way that is not pathological. We offer a critique of Ego States model, implicit ableism in TA theory and current standard diagnostic manuals. We propose that the accommodations made by a neurodivergent person generally lead to script decisions emerging from their sense of self, which are often categorized as lazy, stupid, and disruptive, and offer some thinking about these script decisions’ complementary functions.