Inspired to help others, Marian University hosts the Dr. Darold A. Treffert lecture series each year to share information about autism in children and adults, and has included topics such as behavioral and communication concerns, treatment and diagnostic techniques, and featured keynote speakers who live with autism.

A Wisconsin psychiatrist, Dr. Darold A. Treffert has been studying autism and Savant syndrome for more than 40 years. His work has been published in several journals, and most recently published his book “Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired and Sudden Savant” in 2010. Dr. Treffert currently serves on the Marian University Board of Trustees and is actively involved in the Fond du Lac community.

Featured speaker:  Temple Grandin, PhD

Title of Presentation:  Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society

Date: May 20, 2016 - Friday

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Marian University Sadoff Gym

Free admission

Online preregistration recommended to ensure seating . Walk-ins welcome. Registration starts 6 pm.


Fun Fact

In comparison to colleges in the area, the average GPA of incoming first year students at Marian is 3.11 (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, Incoming Class of 2013-14).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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