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Adults with disabilities paid extremely low wages

In this series that was "inspired by a session at the IRE conference in 2010," The Columbus Dispatch reporters Rita Price, Jill Riepenhoff and Jennifer Smith-Richards reveal that thousands of adults with intellectual disabilities working across Ohio are receiving wages that "pay less money than a teen-age baby sitter earns." A provision in the federal wage law allows "employers to pay less than minimum wage if adults have disabilities that limit their productivity." The issue has prompted a divided response from the communities affected.

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