Neurodiversity is the diversity of all human brains. It includes people with Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD and Dyspraxia, amongst other neurological conditions. These individuals are referred to as ‘neurodivergent’, and account for more than 15% of the UK’s population. These conditions can create challenges and opportunities when undertaking engagement activity, which may result in neurodivergent people being excluded from the planning process.
BECG has worked with Neurodiversity in Planning and a working group of industry professionals to launch this toolkit, which provides seven principles to guide those engaging with the public and stakeholders as part of planning and infrastructure development as to how they can make their consultation accessible for a neurodiverse audience.