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The Facente Family is the seventh episode of Season 2 of the American Supernanny show. This episode features Jo dealing with autism.

Episode Summary

Jo visits the Facente family in Georgia where parents Deirdre (27) and Trae (38) have three children: 4-year-old twin daughters Kayla and Marlana and 3-year-old Tristin, who was diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal.

While Deirdre tries to help Tristin because of his autism, Kayla and Marlana demand her attention. They follow her around and she shoos them away. Can Jo get Tristin to talk and leave Deirdre to spend time with her girls or are they too much at their wits end?

Family Members

  • Trae Facente, 38
  • Deirdre Facente, 27
  • Kayla and Marlana, 4 (born January 7, 2001)
  • Tristin, 3 (born March 14, 2002)


  • The first and only episode to have someone with Autism so far.
  • In 2021 Kayla and Marlana is now 20 and Tristin is now 19.


Behind the Scenes

This was Filmed in August-September 2005.

External Links

Season 2
The Minyon FamilyThe Webb FamilyThe McMillion FamilyThe Larmer FamilyThe Cooke FamilyThe Amaral FamilyThe Facente FamilyThe Keilen FamilyThe Bradbury-Lambert FamilyThe Tsironis FamilyThe Banjany FamilyThe Carsley FamilyThe Schwartz FamilyThe Silva FamilyThe Young FamilyThe Harmony FamilyThe Wujcik FamilyThe Jackson FamilyThe Newton FamilyThe Doyle FamilyThe Uva Family