Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Mission Statement for the Treffert Center

At its core the Treffert Center is an invitation to individuals, families and communities world-wide to explore the potential of the human mind, focusing on strengths rather than limitations. It seeks to preserve, make available and expand Dr. Treffert’s legacy of 50+ years of work globally as an internationally respected researcher in autism, savant syndrome and related conditions.

  • It operates as a center of excellence for state of the art comprehensive, multidisiplinary diagnosis and treatment of autism and related behavioral and communication disorders in children and adults. Treatment includes in-home, center based and community based programs.
  • It makes available an international treasure of books, videos, documentaries, journals, art works and periodicals on autism, savant syndrome, hyperlexia and other types exceptional brain performance, promoting and carrying out further research on these conditions along with dissemination of reliable information about these conditions for parents, professionals, students, media and the general public.
  • It provides a pre-school 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 3-12 the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to reach their full potential.


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