Posted 2/21/17 (Tue)
This is the first of three parts.
By Sydney Glasoe Caraballo
She wanders into the family living room, barefoot in shorts and a tee, sporting sun-kissed knees and cheeks from a recent family vacation in Hawaii. She carries her iPad.
The girl taps the screen to an icon. The iPad says “Hello” in the voice of a young girl. She pushes another screen button: “How are you?”
This is her voice.
Aubrey Nygaard, who is 7 years old, uses her personalized computer tablet to communicate.
Like many young families who have chosen to return to their hometown area, Aubrey’s parents ultimately decided that Divide County was the ideal place for their daughter to call home.
For a child with special needs, however, this rural, far-flung place might first seem unconventional and perhaps a less than ideal choice.