Update: March 20, 2017
Ping Lian Yeak lecture
Each year Marian University presents a program in the Treffert lecture series. This year it will feature artist Ping Lian Yeak, his mother and Rosa Martinez from StrokesofGeniusInc.org who have worked with Ping Lian Yeak for over ten years. Each of those presenters returned to Fond du Lac ten years after participating in the Windows of Genius Exhibit in 2007. Click here to learn more about Yeak’s upcoming lecture.
Update: Feb. 28, 2017
New website for the Treffert Center
The Treffert Center has established a new web site at treffertcenter.com. Posted there is information and links to the several services at the Treffert Center: an extensive library on savant syndrome and related areas of exceptional brain performance; assessment and treatment services for autism, other developmental disorders and hyperlexia; and the Treffert Academy, a strength-based school for neurotypical children as well as children with special needs. The site also carries blogs and access to research activities of the center.
The Little Black Doctor’s Bag
This blog from the Treffert Center can be accessed here. While some of the instruments may be obsolete and outdated, the bedside manner and mission remain the same: to cure sometimes, to help often, to comfort always.
Update: Feb. 24, 2017
Jason Padgett: a remarkable acquired savant
Jason Padgett suffered a head injury in a mugging incident. Following that he experienced new synesthesia, an interest and compulsion to draw, and a knowledge and understanding of mathematics, particularly fractals. There had been no such interest or ability pre-injury. His fascinating story can be viewed HERE with all of its implication for actualizing dormant potential within us all.