My name is Stewart Johnson and I am the father of a 16 year-old son with autism. My professional life is unrelated to medicine; I am not a doctor or scientist. Despite my lack of formal training in the topic I have spent 13 years immersing myself in autism research. My goal has always been to find ways to improve my son’s life and our life as a family. Along the way I have tried most available therapies, including psychopharmacology, Applied Behavior Analysis, dance and movement therapy, music therapy, audio integration training, various diets and supplement approaches, etc. Some of these helped in certain ways, some did nothing, and some made things worse. Nothing ever addressed my son’s most severe symptoms, except temporarily. I was at the absolute end of my rope when I connected the dots and uncovered TSO.
I am also a third degree black belt in Aikido, a defensive martial art that uses the attacker’s own energy to gain control; the energy is redirected and dissipated harmlessly. For more information on Aikido, visit www.directmind.com