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.