THE BRONX - In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, one Bronx resident is raising awareness about the developmental disorder.

Autism came into Ruth Jackson's life in the form of three foster children, and she hasn't stopped advocating or celebrating the children since. Her foster children are all on the autism spectrum, and with all the really good times and challenges, Jackson says she wouldn't trade any of it for the world.

Jackson says this month is about being thankful for her kids, educating others about autism and hoping to find a cure for the future. She decorated the lobby of her Crotona Park East building with signs and information about the disorder.

Jackson will take on the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event this Sunday. Her team is called God's Little Angels.