Treffert Center

The Treffert Center invites individuals, families and communities worldwide to explore the potential of the human mind, focusing on strengths rather than limitations. We seek to preserve, make available and expand the legacy of Darold Treffert, MD, an internationally respected researcher in autism, savant syndrome and related conditions.

The center offers state-of-the-art comprehensive, multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of autism, behavior, and communication disorders in children and adults. Treatment includes in-home, center-based and community-based programs.

The Treffert Center Library makes available an international library of books, videos, documentaries, journals, art works and periodicals on autism, savant syndrome, hyperlexia and other types of exceptional brain performance. The library promotes and carries out further research on these conditions, along with dissemination of reliable information about these conditions for parents, professionals, students, media and general public.

Individuals and families also benefit from all day preschool and after-school experience designed to provide a foundation for a strong mind, body and spirit based on early education focused on play, movement, self-regulation and social understanding, giving children ages three to 12 the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to reach their full potential.



Hyperlexia Manual: A Guide to Children Who Read Early

Do you have an early reader? Are you curious about hyperlexia?

Treffert Center Related Services

Through the relationships we build in the communities we serve, we are proud to provide a comprehensive toolbox for all families, as well as diagnostic and treatment services, for families overcoming autism and other challenges.

Treffert Library

The Treffert Library features the life works of Dr. Treffert, helping to foster research and knowledge across the autism and savant syndrome spectrum and other forms of exceptional brain performance. 

Upcoming Treffert Center Events

The Treffert Center offers programming throughout the year to complement its services, while also growing the awareness of autism, hyperlexia and savant syndrome. 

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Meet Darold Treffert, MD

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is proud to be the home of Dr. Darold Treffert. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Treffert has been studying autism and savant syndrome for more than 50 years.