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About : William Cruz


Gallaudet University CEU Online Fall 2021.

Fall Course 2021- Knowledge/Ethics Completed.

Fall Course 2021- Generalist Knowledge

Preparation Completed.

California Coast University 2016.

B.S. Psychology 2016:

My Studies included emphasizing the need for scientific and critical thinking, topics included a survey of biology and behavior, sensory process, human development, perception, learning and motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, and social interaction are also examined to provide students with a solid understanding of the facts, principles, and theories which make up the field of psychology.

My work as an Educational Classroom Interpreter has allowed me to work with students of all ages, including using Art Therapy as a tool to empower students. In addition, Art as become Instrumental in creating awareness of the challenges  Deaf and Hard of hearing homeless families and their children face each day .


I am a certified professional providing interpreting and other support services to students with a hearing impairment who are receiving all or part of their education in a classroom setting along with hearing children, my primary function is to facilitate communication among students with hearing impairment, their hearing peers, the classroom teacher, and other personnel in the school system.

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Learning ASL with your Child

ASL on  has programs that will  help you learn American Sign Language. Giving your child access to a visual language like ASL will help provide a strong foundation for learning and communication that will last a lifetime.

Learning ASL Online

Want to practice signing from home? Become an ASL ON ZOOM member and get five free sessions of Sign On with ASL ON ZOOM. You’ll sign in real time with William Cruz. You can choose your topics of conversation, schedule sessions as a time that is most convenient for you, and go back and watch your recorded sessions for more practice! 

In addition ASDC regularly offers online classes and webinars

Join the class.


Thank you for helping us make a difference!


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Exceptional Student Services

Classroom Interpreting Services for 2023-2024 School Year

The Educational interpreter is a related service provider on a student’s IEP.

480 -587-3220


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"William is excellent as an interpreter.

He is always thorough and personable

as he supports the attendees at

my conference each month.

Thanks William for all you do!"

Crystal Y. Sanford, M.Ed, M.A. CCC-SLP

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Learning American Sign Language

Learning American Sign Language (ASL) takes time, patience, practice, and a sense of humor.

If you are a parent of a newly-identified child who is deaf or hard of hearing, you can request ASL instruction from your child’s early intervention system. Early intervention systems are designed to help your child develop in all areas..

Individual signs are relatively easy to learn. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. To learn enough signs for basic communication and to sign them comfortably, can take a year or more. Some people pick up signs more slowly than others, and if that is the case with you, don’t be discouraged. Everyone learns sign language at their own speed. Be patient and you will succeed in learning the language. The rewards will be well worth the effort!

ASL is a visual language.

With signing, the brain processes linguistic information through the eyes, and facial expressions and body movements play an important part in conveying information. It is possible to sign without using facial expressions or body movements, but doing so may give a mixed message, be confusing, or be misunderstood. It will also look odd or unnatural to native signers.

Sign language is not a universal language — each country has its own sign language, and regions have dialects, much like the many languages spoken all over the world. If you were to travel to another state and have an opportunity to sign with a person who knows ASL, you may notice that s/he will use some signs differently than you. These signs are known as “regional” signs, and you can think of them as the equivalent of an “accent.” It does not mean that people in your state are signing incorrectly. It is just a normal variation in ASL, and such regional signs add flavor to your understanding of ASL.

When you don’t know the sign for something, spell the word or words (called “fingerspelling”). When you discover there is no sign for a word, you should not invent or make up a new sign. To do so may violate the grammatical rules of ASL, or may be unintentionally offensive.

Speed is not crucial in sign language. It is more important to sign clearly, even if you have to do it at a slower pace. When people often ask you to repeat yourself, it is a signal that you should slow down and try to sign as clearly as possible. Do not feel embarrassed if you sign slowly. It is important to get your message across, to connect with another person, and to be understood. There are no shortcuts to effective communication.

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William Cruz

Classroom Remote Interpreter.

B.S. Psychology.

E.I.P.A. Certification. 3.6

Over 20 years, 

Classroom Interpreting Experience.

Trilingual: ASL, Spanish, English.

Dad and Cartoonist.

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Do you long to connect, but are not quite there yet? For most people, trying to learn ASL can feel very overwhelming and disorganized – even futile at times.


Maybe you’re learning some signs like “dog” and “cat,” but are wondering when you’ll actually be able to have a real conversation. Maybe you’re signing to yourself in the mirror wishing your reflection could tell you if you signed “house” correctly or not. Or maybe you’ve already taken an ASL class, but don’t feel like you really got a good grip on the language.

Imagine the time you’d save and the uncertainty you’d avoid if you knew exactly what ASL to learn and when to learn it. Imagine being able to learn ASL whenever you want and wherever you are at that moment. Imagine having the confidence to join a conversation in ASL knowing that your signing is completely accurate.

Lets start with History Class in ASL, It will be a lot of fun!


William started as an ASL Poet before gaining attention in the art world through his boundary-pushing 2D Cartoon Animation.

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