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Founder and Executive Director
Special Education Law and Advocacy Certificate, University of San Diego School of Law

Samantha established Morton Advocacy Group after serving the local special needs community as an Educational Advocate for more than 15 years. She is the Board President of the Go Bananas Organization  which provides informational resources and support to families of children and adults with disabilities. Samantha was also one of the founders of Cultivating Inclusion, a local farm providing life-skills development for adults with disabilities. In her work as an advocate, Samantha draws from her vast knowledge of policy and procedure to ensure that IEP teams write comprehensive plans that support her client's unique needs. She has supported thousands of families throughout southern California and uses her unique approach to building relationships with administrators and teachers to achieve quality resolutions for her clients. 

Samantha received a Certificate of Completion in Special Education Law and Advocacy from the University of San Diego School of Law. 

Kristen Stratton, J.M.

Managing Director

Juris Master, Liberty University School of Law
Special Education Law and Advocacy Certificate, University of
San Diego School of Law

Kristen joined MAG in 2019 bringing her experience in healthcare advocacy, marketing, law and non-profit leadership. She served as a Special Education Law Clerk with Disability Rights California in San Diego. She serves on the Deaf Steering Committee for the California Department of Developmental Services. She volunteered as an educational advocate for California Hands and Voices. Kristen is bilingual in English and American Sign Language. 

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