Speech generating devices have been used for decades to help people with autism communicate with the outside world. What originally started as big bulky devices with limited communication abilities have now turned into sleek portable devices that look no different than any laptop or tablet computer. Even better, many companies have taken advantage of the various applications that have been developed allowing many popular devices such as iPads to become SGD’s. This means that more and more people with autism are able to communicate with the outside world. Autism affects people differently, and having a universal device like an SGD makes it that much easier for them to be understood and for people to learn more about them.