Art has the ability to entertain and educate about many vital aspects of the human experience. Recently, innovative endeavors are providing greater accessibility to theatrical productions for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), prompting ethical questions about how accommodations to provide access to art and culture should be made, and for whom. This article uses an attributional model of stigma to explain potential differences in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward people with mental illness. This social cognitive model also provides clues about how to spur social change through translational education, familiarization, and advocacy to permit greater access to art for people with disabilities.
Corbett, B. A. (2016). Autism, art, and accessibility to theater. AMA Journal of Ethics, 18(12), 1232–1240. https://doi.org/10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.12.imhl1-1612