Communication is essential to everything we do: education, employment, healthcare, and, most importantly, our relationships with others. Yet more than 5 million Americans—and 97 million people worldwide—face significant challenges in communication. As a result, these individuals (e.g., children with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities) are severely limited in all aspects of their lives. Please join Janice Light, professor of communication sciences and disorders and the Hintz Family Endowed Chair in Children’s Communicative Competence, as she discusses the many ways that Penn State is transforming the lives of these children through research and technology development. With access to effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies and interventions, these children have the tools to unlock their full potential.