Jennifer Wardlow


Jennifer Wardlow is passionate and driven and living with ADHD has not prevented her from achieving goals, even though sometimes it was not always easy to do so.


Jennifer proudly holds three part-time positions. She works for the City of Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation. She is responsible for setting up for events, answering phones and facility questions as needed.


For eight years, she has served as a one-on-one aide, providing life skill services to an adult with Down syndrome and autism for Baptist Children's Home in Thomasville, NC, a group home for adults with disabilities.


Additionally, she provides one-on-one services to individuals for Charles Hines & Sons, Inc. by assisting adults with disabilities with errands and in-home visits as needed.


One of Jennifer’s proudest accomplishments is serving the Special Olympics North Carolina as an athlete, coach, on the Athlete Council and presently the board.

Jennifer is a believer that any form of failure drives growth and it is the very motivator that a has led to her many life achievements. She believes in the Special Olympic motto.

Jennifer is a believer that any form of failure drives growth and it is the very motivator that has led to her many life achievements. She believes in and lives by the Special Olympic motto, "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

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Jennifer once had aspirations to drive a school bus and knew getting a class B license would allow her to drive a bus or various other commercial vehicles.

Jennifer once had aspirations to drive a school bus and knew getting a class B license would allow her to drive a bus or various other commercial vehicles. She recalls failing her first driver’s test, but she believes failures equal growth. Today, she proudly holds her Class B license and shares her strong sense of accomplishment for obtaining it.

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One of Jennifer’s proudest accomplishments is her support of Special Olympics. She has participated as an athlete and coach, served four terms on the Athlete Council and today serves as a Honorary Advisory Board Member.

One of Jennifer’s proudest accomplishments is her time and support of Special Olympics North Carolina. She has participated as an athlete and coach, served four terms on the Athlete Council and today serves as a Honorary Advisory Board Member. Here, she is participating in a quarterly Athlete Council meeting at the organization headquarters.

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Jennifer fondly recalls the honor of being featured by Hanes who sponsored the 1999 Special Olympics World Games in Raleigh, NC. Here, she proudly showcases the uniform in an image that now graces the halls.

Jennifer fondly recalls the honor of being featured by clothing company Hanes who sponsored the 1999 Special Olympics World Games in Raleigh, NC. Here, she proudly showcases the uniform in an image that now graces the halls at Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters.

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To present the uniform to be worn during the Olympic event, Hanes interviewed athletes to serve a models to showcase the uniform's release – Jennifer was selected as one of the participants.

Jennifer was selected as a model for Hanes when the clothing company presented the uniform to be worn at the Olympic event. 

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