augmented reality

Evidence-based therapy sessions hosted in dynamic gaming environments, this is Mud Club.

With roots in real-world adventure based therapy, Mud Club was launched in early 2020 as a therapy solution for kids and families of the 21st century. MUD, an old gaming term for Multi User Dimension, is the thread that weaves immersive gaming experiences with therapy to create a unique community for kids and teens to embrace, share, and celebrate neurodiversity.

Mud Club offers a space for autistic youth to learn with and from each other, where the autistic voice is empowered through collaboration and community. In every program and therapist interaction, Mud Club strives to deliver principled therapy in-line with these four principles:

  • Promotion of Self-Advocacy

  • Building True Community

  • Iterative Self Improvement 

  • Interest-Based Engagement


Our programming is delivered remotely throughout Canada and we work with provincial funding sources, as well as insurers and online schools. 

Janie Pearson, Founder and OTR

A registered occupational therapist with over 16 years experience, Janie is passionate about building inclusive communities where every child feels empowered to live their best lives and engage in meaningful participation. Her dedication to improving the self-confidence and success of children is evident in her strengths-based approach. When not gaming, she can often be found pursuing adventure sports with her family. In session, Janie looks to provide just-right challenges, share meaningful tools and strategies, and promote positive habits with the children and youth she works with.