Center expands services and now offers psychiatric interventions and evaluation

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Feb. 3, 2014) – Patricia Aguayo, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the Hospital for Special Care’s Autism Center as Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Aguayo will be responsible for seeing children and adolescents in need of medication management, psychiatric interventions and evaluation and ongoing psychiatric therapy.

Beginning this month, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) will offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Aguayo received her medical degree from Universidad Anahuac, School of Medicine, in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her Psychiatry residency at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY and received a LEND fellowship (Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) at Westchester Institute for Human Development. 

Dr. Aguayo is a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center. She comes to HSC from the Yale Child Study Center, where she was Chief Resident and before that a Fellow.

The Autism Center at HSC provides a variety of diagnostic, assessment, and therapy services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The Center’s multidisciplinary approach includes psychologists, developmental pediatricians, speech therapists, occupational therapist and now a child psychiatrist. The Center staff is available to assist parents and schools in the development of educational and behavioral plans, including transition planning for post-school life. 

For further information on the Autism Center or to make a referral please call 860.612.6381 or email