Ms Elizabeth Goodwin, MNZM, of Wellington, for services to education
Elizabeth Goodwin was a parent representative on the National Advisory Committee for Special Education, which steered the foundation of the special education policy.
She was a Team Leader for Social Change with the Ministry of Social Development. She established Connect and Co, aimed to create social change and connect communities, and helped with the Ministry of Education’s Government Disability Plan the ‘Good Start in Life’.
She worked with IHC New Zealand to develop an online network that supported parents and families with information and resources.
This became ‘Awhi@Home’, a Facebook group started in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, IHC and others, and developed under Ms Goodwin’s leadership.