Sheri Brynard


Self-advocate (South Africa)

Sheri Brynard is a very active, 30 year old, self advocate. She received a National Diploma in Educare from Motheo College. Sheri is the only learner with Down syndrome who has passed a National Technical College Diploma in South Africa, without having been granted any concessions.

She has been asked to speak over 156 times at events in South Africa and around the world. She has won numerous national awards for her accomplishments and received national and international recognition for advocacy work to build awareness for the abilities of those with Down syndrome.

Sheri is an assistant teacher at a Pre-Primary school and also an actress. She has a full life, working, motivating, travelling and most importantly changing perceptions of people with Down syndrome. She is proud to be who she is, a woman with Down syndrome!