Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults. Operated by a partnership of the Institute's Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information, DirectCourse is comprised of four colleges:

The College of Direct Support, based at the RTC-CL

The College of Employment Services, based at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

The College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving, based at the Center for Personal Assistance Services, University of California, San Francisco

The College of Recovery and Community Inclusion, based at Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities