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Joan Helmsing, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist (332)
Jodi Hartnell, CTM

I’ve been an educator and assessment professional for over 35 years and enjoyed every minute of it. In 1978, after seeing that some children had unique needs that had to be addressed, I began assessing children and adults for academic learning disabilities in order to improve their education and their chances for success. In diagnosing people with unique needs, I have been able to recommend practices and solutions for parents, teachers and schools to better help student achievement.

My passion for my work and my love of travel is what finally led me to the fantastic opportunity I have now. At Helmsing Travel, we can help you travel with your child with unique needs, by using the same process I’ve been using in my private practice. We will carefully review your child’s assessment and begin to research and make recommendations for you to travel with as much confidence as possible. Our years of experience speak for themselves, along with our achievements that have all culminated in the opening of our agency.

I’ve been a Travel Consultant for domestic, trans-border and international travel for 20 years. I plan everything from uncomplicated non-stop flights to custom designed tours for groups and private clients, who are travelling all over the world.
Helmsing Travel is also pleased to plan travel for families with children who have unique needs. We know what kind of unexpected challenges can arise, and we will work with your child and your family to help make your trip a wonderful experience.
I have unequalled experience in exotic destinations, by creating and escorting groups on many international tours. I have used the “small group luxury format” with no more than 20 passengers per group. All hotels, tours, suppliers and Tour Managers are hand chosen after a lengthy decision making process. The most common and well received areas of group travel are the United States, Egypt, UAE, Thailand, Bali, Western Europe and Australia/New Zealand. I escort all my own groups to ensure quality control and that my clients are getting the holiday of a lifetime!!!

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