Heather Pentler

Thursday, July 4 2019 at 7:30PM

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Heather Pentler

What's the talk about?

Ever wondered what is the difference between Aspergers and autism but been too embarrassed to ask.  Most skeptics understand that Mr Wakefields claims about a link between autism and the MMR vaccine were not just plain wrong but fraudulant too, but there are many other myths and misunderstandings about people with autism. Heather's talk seeks to dispel some of the myths and expose some of the awful practices and quack products that are on offer to "cure" autism. 

Heather has been an active skeptic for the last 7 years and has previously spoken about her experiences exposing dodgy alternative medical practices. Heather has been a member of the committee for Edinburgh Skeptics for the last 3 years.

Heather's day job is a support worker, working with autistic adults for a charity.

The expenses for this talk have been kindly covered by Edinburgh Skeptics in their ongoing determination to spread the word to other smaller skeptical groups who can't afford to bring in too many speakers from a distance.  Very much appreciated.