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Moody Radio Florida's Kurt and Kate Mornings

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April 15, 2024

How Can the Church Serve Families Touched by Autism? – Chris Gordon

According to Autism Speaks, the non-profit research and awareness organization, 2.7 percent of children and 2.2 percent of adults in the United States have autism.
So, in a church of just 200, at least two children and two adults probably have autism. 
Your church probably has autistic brothers and sisters attending.
Autistic people can feel intimidating to those of us who don’t understand much about it.
Autistic folks may or may not be able to read social cues, may dress differently, speak differently or not speak at all. 
They may not easily fit into the usual Sunday school classes, youth groups, and adult community groups.
They may need quiet spaces, breaks from worship or group meetings, and predictability. 
The key to reaching out to the autistic and their families is knowing what it is.. and how to love and serve them well as the body of Christ!


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Kurt Goff

Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.



Kate Bruington

Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.

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