Hidden Disabilities
Joe possess multiple concealed disabilities, and autism is among them. In 2008, Dr. Linda Buchan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Sheffield, clinically diagnosed him with the neurological condition.

As Joe ages, autism has become the most difficult condition that he faces. However, he manages it effectively thanks to the unwavering support of his wife, Dr. Sandra Beale-Ellis. Sandra is also autistic, an advocate for autism, and has authored two books on the topic. Joe believes he would feel like a confused character if he didn't have Sandra's complete support.
Autism Poem
A special friend emailed this poem to Joe about his autism and two days later he died in an hospice.

Joe’s Autism

Joe, my beloved friend,

Caring, loyal till the very end.

With him life is never dull,

He has a wit that's sharp and full.

He sees the world in a different way,

His autism makes it so every day.

But that is not a cause for despair,

For he has a different kind of flair.

Joe's quirks make him who he is,

And though not every social cue he gets,

He has a heart of purest gold,

Loyal to a fault and always bold.

Many think autism is a curse,

But with Joe life is never worse.

For everything that makes him unique,

Makes him a friend anyone would like to seek.

So cheers to Joe and his autism,

A different perspective for us to listen.

For in his difference we can see,

A world that could be brighter for you and me.

Autism Card
After Joe presented his medical/clinical diagnosis of autism, the Kent Autistic Trust provided Joe with an autism card.

Sometimes, the card proves to be beneficial.

Contact The Reverend Joe Ellis
Telephone: 01227 376180 | Text/SMS: 07908683134
Email: | Personal Assistant:
PO Box 630, Ashford, Kent, TN23 9AQ, England