Social service agencies like the Beacon Group are concerned about the state's new minimum wage rule that requires that all workers make a new minimum wage of 6.75 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2007.

The Beacon says they work with hundreds of developmentally and physically disabled adults who perform at levels lower than the general workforce.

The Beacon and others hire them for less than minimum wage but are still giving them opportunities for community involvement and growth.

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