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Students take a trip to "Reality Town"

Students take a trip to Reality Town

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Local students got a taste of reality today. The Idaho Falls Community Transition Team took students on a trip to "Reality Town."

During the simulation, students with disabilities were given a new profession as their identity and acted as if they moved to a new town. Students went to different booths to figure out the cost of housing, transportation, and insurance, and other living expenses as well as how to balance a checkbook.

One of the organizers says it's an eye-opener.

"A lot of teenagers just wish they could get out school and be on their own and not have anybody tell them what to do and it's a real eye-opener to realize 'oh my gosh, I have to pay property taxes,'" Beth Eloe-Reep, one of the organizers.

The Idaho Falls Community Transition Team wants to thank all of the volunteers that helped with today's booths and the students.

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